Rockwall City Councilman Patrick Trowbridge has been arrested on charges of Possession of Child Pornography by the Rockwall Police Department. Trowbridge currently holds Place 6 on the Rockwall City Council.
On April 13, 2020, the Center for Missing and Exploited Children sent a tip to the Rockwall Police Department regarding multiple videos of possible child pornography being sent from an IP address in the City of Rockwall. Detectives investigated the tip and found probable cause to believe that multiple videos of child pornography had been sent via the on-line communications app called “KIK” from the suspect’s IP address. They confirmed that the suspect’s IP address was located at a house in the 600 block of Parks Avenue in the City of Rockwall and that the IP address was in the name of a resident at that location.
On April 23, 2020, detectives obtained and executed a search warrant for the location looking for additional evidence of the offense of Possession or Promotion of Child Pornography, a Felony offense. During the search, detectives discovered images of child pornography on a smart phone belonging to and in possession of Trowbridge.
As a result, Trowbridge was arrested and taken to the Rockwall County Jail and charged with Possession or Promotion of Child Pornography, a 3rd degree Felony. At this point, RPD does not believe any of the images were of victims in Rockwall.
Patrick Trowbridge was elected to the Rockwall City Council in May 2018.
Information Courtesy Rockwall PD