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Local sex offender arrested for suspected child pornography

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — South Lake Tahoe Police arrested a local sex offender this week after a year-long investigation that started with a parole search and ended the discovery of child pornography on multiple mobile devices.

The investigation started when local detectives and a state parole agent made contact with Nicholas Rumble, 30, on March 28, 2019. Rumble was on parole for a prior child pornography case and ordered to wear an ankle bracelet, according to a press release.

During a search, detectives found that Rumble had been viewing and downloading possible child pornography. Detectives seized multiple electronic devices from his residence and initiated the investigation.

On those devices, thousands of images, including several hundred that are suspected to be child pornography, were discovered.

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The images were stored on his Google Drive, tablets and cellular devices and contained images of children from toddler age up to early adulthood.

El Dorado County Superior Court issued a $75,000 warrant for Rumble on Thursday, April 9, and he was subsequently arrested without incident at the Warm Room homeless shelter, temporarily located in the city’s recreation center.

Rumble was located using his ankle bracelet.

Rumble also had an outstanding warrant for grand theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

He was booked in the El Dorado County Jail and his total bail is $85,000.


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