Loveland High School Janitor Arrested on Child Pornography Charge
A janitor at Loveland High School has been arrested for downloading images related to child pornography.
According to a press release from the Weld County Sheriff's Office, deputies received a tip on March 10 about an email containing suspected sexually exploitive material. The email address belonged to Tracy McDowell, 40, of Milliken, who is employed as a janitor at Loveland High School.
At 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, deputies performed a search warrant on McDowell's residence and found around 200 digital images. Investigators determined the images were not produced by McDowell, but were downloaded.
School officials are aware of the situation and have taken appropriate action. The WCSO has not found evidence that suggests no students from Loveland High School, Thompson School District, or any other school district are victims in this case.
McDowell has been charged with sexual exploitation of children and is currently being held at the Weld County Jail.
If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the WCSO at 970-356-4015 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776.