Peoria police say a man advertising as a tutor throughout the Valley was arrested on suspicion of child sex crimes.
According to a release, detectives arrested Carl Nathaniel Adam Fredricksen, 34, around noon Thursday, July 9 on charges of child molestation, sexual exploitation of a minor, sexual conduct with a minor and furnishing harmful items to minors.
Police arrested the defendant at a hotel near 75th Avenue and Bell Road after a search warrant was served on his room. Detectives located hundreds of videos and images of child exploitation, police said.
The defendant was booked into the Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail.
Police said the investigation involving the defendant began the evening of July 2. A parent contacted police after learning from their children that the defendant had shown them inappropriate videos involving minors and asked if they wanted to partake, according to the release. Upon further investigation, detectives fully identified the suspect and his current location.
Through the investigation, police learned the defendant advertises as a private tutor throughout the Valley.
Police said several victims have been identified in videos and images.
"We would like to thank the victims in this case for coming forward, and we encourage all parents, guardians and caretakers to discuss situations like this with their children," Peoria police stated.
Peoria police encourages those with any information regarding this case or any additional victims to contact them by: