Oak Bluffs man charged with possession of child pornography


Joshua L. Rogers, 29, of Oak Bluffs, was arrested Wednesday, May 10, on a charge of possession of child pornography, according to an Oak Bluffs Police report. This is Mr. Rogers’ second offense.

Oak Bluffs police assisted state police detectives with locating and arresting Mr. Rogers. They found him in a conference room on the second floor of the Oak Bluffs Public Library, using his cell phone with headphones, the police report said. Two memory cards in Mr. Rogers’ wallet were seized.

Although bail was set at $50,000, he is being held on a parole violation, which negates bail, according to Dukes County Sheriff Robert Ogden. Mr. Rogers’ next hearing is June 9.

In August 2013, Mr. Rogers was found guilty of two counts of child pornography, and was sentenced to four years probation with the conditions that he register as a sex offender, submit a DNA sample, wear a GPS monitor, and have no unsupervised contact with children under 14 years old, according to The Times court report.