Baltimore child porn suspect arrested in Kingman

Joshua Richison

Joshua Richison

KINGMAN - The long arm of the law reached all the way from Baltimore Tuesday when Kingman Police detectives arrested a man on multiple child sex offenses.

Joshua Ryan Richison, 27, of Kingman was taken into custody at his home in the 100 block of Eighth Street and charged with six counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

The arrest was made following an investigation that began April 15, when Kingman detectives were contacted by their Baltimore County counterparts and advised that Richison was the subject of an investigation, according to Kingman Police spokeswoman Jennifer Sochocki.

Richison, they said, moved to Kingman from Maryland before detectives could serve a search warrant based on cyber tips the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children sent to the Baltimore County Police Department's Crimes Against Children Unit.

Kingman Police served a search warrant obtained as a result of the investigation at about 12:50 p.m., said Sochocki. They seized a laptop, cell phone, camera and papers.

Sochocki said a forensic examination of Richison's phone recovered six images of child pornography.

Richison reportedly consented to an interview and allegedly admitted to possessing the images.

He is being held on a $500,000 bond.