Ex-DPS Officer Threw His Mail in the Garbage (Along With His Bondage Child-Porn Collection, Allegedly)
Forney's first problem was that he decided to throw out his mail -- with his name on it -- in the garbage when he decided to get rid of his alleged child-porn stash.
According to MCSO, Forney got spooked after a message popped up on his computer saying, "The FBI has logged your IP address, you will be charged within 48 hours."
The FBI doesn't typically give people a 48-hour head start to make escape plans, but Forney decided to make a trip to the dumpster of his Glendale apartment complex.
A woman who was looking in the dumpster, for some reason, found out what Forney had tossed in there and phoned up the cops.
According to MCSO, there were "trash bags filled with hundreds of hand traced and printed photographs of nude children ages 1 to 14 years."
"Along with those pictures was personal mail addressed to Roger Forney, a broken laptop, shredder, printer, and several smashed flash drives," according to an MCSO press release. "Also located was a hand written log containing comments of sexual torture with a 5-year-old boy that were written out with date and military time."
To be sure, detectives checked out what was on that broken laptop, and found "thousands of pornography pictures of boys depicted in bondage and sexual torture situations" -- as well as Forney's resume and military records, MCSO says.
The Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on Forney's apartment earlier this week, and it was disgusting. MCSO says detectives had to wear breathing equipment and protective gear due to the cat feces, urine, cockroaches, garbage, and smell of ammonia in the apartment. Detectives also seized another laptop from the apartment, which contained more pictures.
Photographs of Forney's apartment, provided by MCSO, appear to support the allegation that the place was a dump.
Forney admitted ownership of all the aforementioned materials, according to MCSO.
Aside from being a former DPS officer, Forney's a former National Guard MP, and was working as a security guard at the Arizona State Hospital at the time of his arrest.
Forney told detectives he'd never inappropriately touched a child, according to the Sheriff's Office.