Detectives on Tuesday conducted an investigation into 35-year-old Anthony Robert Aranda of Surprise. They say he took photos of six children between the ages of 2-12 years old and that the children knew him.
A search warrant was served at the suspects home, and police say evidence of child porn and surreptitious photography was recovered. According to authorities, Aranda admitted to the crimes was arrested.
The children were rescued from the situation and released to their family.
Through the investigation authorities learned that Aranda was surreptitiously photographing children inside a local business. The photos indicate they were taken without the children's knowledge.
Aranda was booked into the 4th Avenue Jail on 13 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, four counts of voyeurism and four counts of unlawful viewing/tape recording of a person.
Anyone with information on Aranda or his crimes is asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.