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Retired Miami Cop Re-Arrested for Child Porn Charges

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    Retired Miami Cop Re-Arrested for Child Porn Charges

    A retired Miami police officer is returning to jail after he is accused of filming himself fondling a 7-year-old girl in his Biscayne Park home. NBC 6's Jamie Guirola reports. (Published Monday, Sept. 22, 2014)

    A retired Miami police officer is returning to jail after he is accused of filming himself fondling a 7-year-old girl in his Biscayne Park home.

    Juan Roman, 57, was re-arrested following a search warrant of his home last month. At the time, Roman was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.

    In August, Roman posted bond on federal child porn charges, according to the Miami Herald.

    When detectives continued going through evidence this week, they allegedly found disturbing videos which they said were filmed with a hidden camera inside his home.

    Former Miami Cop Arrested on Child Porn Charges

    [MI] Former Miami Cop Arrested on Child Porn Charges
    A retired Miami police officer is returning to jail after he is accused of filming himself fondling a 7-year-old girl in his Biscayne Park home. Gilma Avalos has more.
    (Published Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014)

    "There are two individuals that were captured on the defendant’s hidden camera utilizing the bathroom," said a state prosecutor that was not identified.

    Authorities allege that the former detective who retired from the force about 5 years ago--filmed himself fondling a 7-year-old child.

    During bond court, a state prosecutor described his alleged actions while Roman shook his head no.

    "In the videos, he's doing so in such a way that should he wish to watch that film later on he can see himself fondling the child," the prosecutor said.

    "I never thought it would be my next door neighbor," Tasha Luke said.

    Roman's neighbors are disgusted by the allegations.

    "I always thought we were safe because we stay next to a cop," Luke said.

    Neighbors say it’s a family-friendly neighborhood that several children call home.

    "Were here every day--the kids are playing outside,” Karina Petite said.

    Roman faces 3 felony counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child. He was held with no bond and remains in jail.

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