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Moreno Valley burglary arrest leads cops to child pornographer

Lawrence Tibbals Beal, 63, is seen in this undated booking photo. Beal is accused of possessing child pornography.

August 3, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A burglary arrest led Moreno Valley police to a man who allegedly possessed child pornography.

After arresting two suspects on Sunday, police obtained information about a prior burglary in which computer equipment had been stolen. The equipment reportedly contained hundreds of videos depicting child pornography.

After conducting two search warrants, police arrested Lawrence Tibbals Beal, 63, on Tuesday. He was booked into Robert Presley Detention Center for possession of child pornography.

Anyone with additional information about the case was asked to contact Moreno Valley police at (951) 486-6815.