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Police arrest Fairfield man in child pornography case

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From page A3 | February 21, 2014 | 4 Comments

FAIRFIELD — Police, alerted about a man photographing children in the area of Dana Drive, arrested a Fairfield resident this week on suspicion of annoying children under 18 and possessing child pornography after detectives said they located hundreds of downloaded pornographic images within the man’s apartment.

Eric Schroeder, 53, was first arrested Monday after patrol officers responded to the 1200 block of Dana Drive and spoke with him.

Based upon the preliminary investigation, the man was arrested for allegedly annoying children under 18 years old, police said. Detectives responded to the scene and members of the Fairfield Police Department’s Family Violence Unit executed a search warrant on the man’s apartment, police said.

Detectives said they found hundreds of downloaded images of child pornography. Schroeder was also arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography and duplication of child pornography. He had no previous criminal history, police said.

This case illustrates how concerned residents within the community can assist Fairfield police with removing criminals from the community, police said, noting that the department often relies upon observant residents who are willing to provide information to police to make the community safer.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about Schroeder is asked to call the Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit at 428-7600, the 24-hour tip line at 428-7345 or Crime Stoppers at 644-7867. Callers may remain anonymous.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or rmccarthy@dailyrepublic.net.

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  • Rich GiddensFebruary 21, 2014 - 9:16 am

    You should have seen Channel 3 KCRA's report on this story. The alleged perp perv bailed and went back to his low rent hovel. Those neighbors told the reporter how Schroder was dragged out naked as the women and children all gawked. I imagine by now, they all have torches and pitchforks and are surrounding his ''residence''. It all looked like a circus. The residents there themselves all look awful. What a yucky place! The accused is now persona non grata and could be attacked. He would propably be safer if he remained in police custody.

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  • BFebruary 21, 2014 - 11:35 am

    Get the rope. No reason to let these individuals live a comfy life on tax payer dollars, only to be released as a pervert later.

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  • Rich GiddensFebruary 21, 2014 - 1:24 pm

    Just askin' but is it OK if we have due process and convene a trial with a jury first before a mob lynches the accused?

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  • sarah p.baylesMarch 02, 2014 - 1:54 am

    Im the mother of the little girl for whom Mr.shroeder had taken pictures of,and Yes,we are disgusted with this situation,Im quite appalled to hear ppl being so concerned with how we look in our neighborhood ,but REMEMBER THIS,EVERY DAY ITS A STRUGGLE TO GET BY AND LIVE WITH THE UNKNOWLINGLY SICK PERVERTS WHO PREY ON THE LITTLE ONES ONLY TO LIVE ON THEYRE SICK DELUSIONS THAT THEY ARE THE VICTIM,WHEN NOT ONLY ARE THESE SICK PERVERTS ABLE TO PREY ON OUR CHILDREN BUT THEY GO BEHIND CLOSED DOORS DOING ONLY GOD KNOWS WHAT WITH THE PICTURES THEY HAVE STORED UP ON TBRE PERSONAL PHONE AND OR COMPUTERS ONLY TO MAKE IT WORSE THEY COULD BE WORKING UP THE COURAGE TO FOLLOW THRU WITH THEYRE SICK THOUGHYS BY ACTING ON THEM,AND WHEN I SAY THIS,PLEASE HEAR IT,ALL THESE CHILDREN WHETHER YOURS OR MINE,THEY ARE INNOCENT AND THEYRE ALL MY CHILDREN TO BE PROTECTED AND GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE AND PLAY WITHOUT WORRIES OF SOME SICK GROWN UP SENDING THEM SIGNS OF SEXUAL CONDUCT BY ACTIONS OF BODY OR MANIPILATION .IM COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY STUNED THAT EVEN THE POLICE OR DETECTIVE ON THIS CASE,DID NOT SO MUCH EVEN GIVE ME A CALL TO INFORM ME OF MR.SHROEDERS RELEASE,AND ONCE I HAD CALLED IT HAS BEEN AFTER FIRST NOTIFIED BY KRON4 AND REALLY THIS BRINGS UP EVEN MORE QUESTIONS ON JUST HOW MUCH SOLANO COUNTY AND THE JUDICAL SYSTEM TRULLY ARNT TAKING. OUR YOUTH AND THEYRESAFETY SERIOUS,I FEEL THEY COULDVE HELD MR.SHROEDER IN PROTECTED CUSTODY UNTIL THEY COULD INVESTIGATE MATTERS MORE,IT RAISES MANY QUESTIONS AS TO WHETHER OR NOT MR.SHROEDER HAS PRIORS,PERHAPS ELSEWHERE,NOT TO MENTION,THIS MAN WORKS WITH SOLANO COUNTY AND THEYRE COMPUTERS SO OBVIOSLY HE COULD VERY WELL HAVE HAD ACCESS TO MUCH MORE I JUST HOPE AND PRAY THAT MR,SHROEDERS RECENT CALL FOR HELP GETS HIM THE SAFETY AS WELL AS HELP BUT OVERALL THE SAFETY FOR OUR LITTLE CHILDREN,MR SHROEDERS BEHAVIOR WILL NOT BE TOLERATED NOT BY ME NOR HIS NEIGHBORS SO HOPEFULLY HE CAN FIND THERAPY OR HELP TO WORK OUT HIS DELUSIONS OF NASTY SICK WARPED UNHEALTHY AND SICKENING BEHAVIOR,IM BY NO MEANS AT ALL GOING TO SAY WHAT I WANTED TO DO NOR THOUGHT TO DO ONCE MY DAUGHTETR HAD WENT INTO DETAILS OF THE INNCIDENT,BECAUSE I BY NO MEANS WILL INCRIMINATE MYSEL,NOR DO I ACT ON IMPULSE AS ONCE I MAY HAVE JUMPED ONLY TO LEARN I DONT NEED TO,ATLEAST NOT TODAY,SO I CAN SAY IF YOU THINK WE ARE ALL TORCH BURNING UGLY OUT TO GET HIM KIND OF PEOPLE,NO NOT AT ALL INFACT I BELIEVE GUILT IS A BEAUTIFUL THING AND ONES FEARS CAN DESTROY HIM ALOT QUICKER THEN WHAT I CAN DO,SO REALLY MY DAUGHTER WAS SMART IN ALLERTING THE ADULTS,AND IM THANKFUL FOR BEING IN A COMMUNITY THAT WE MAY LOOK LIKE UGLY TORCH HOLDING GET THE ROPE AND HANG HIM NOW,KIND OF FOLKS,BUT REALLY ,WE ARE JUST LIVING ONE DAY AT TIME,TRYING TO RAISE OUR CHILDREN UP WITHOUT THE STRESS THAT COMES FROM AN AREA ALREADY INFESTED WITH A HIGH CRIME RATE,WE DONT NEED SICK PERVERTS HERE AS WELL TAKING AND FEEDING OFF OUR CHILDRENS INNOSENCE AS BOTTOM FEEDER GUPPIES,SO WITH ALL DUE RESPECT PERHAPS THE SYSTEM IS MORE FOR WHAT MAKES IT BREAK RATHER THEN GIVING IN TO ALL THAT IT DOESNT DO,PROTECTING OUR CHILDTEN FIRST,FOR ME,,,THIS IS NOT A MISTAKE.OUR YOUTH IS IMPORTANT TODAY FOR ME AND THEYRE SAFETY ALWAYS IS A DAILY TASK,SO IF WHAT I HAVE SAID OFFENDS YOU THEN PERHAPS I HAVE MADE A WAY FOR YOU TO SEE THAT I WILL ALWAYS PROTECT THAT FOR WHICH GODS GIVEN TO ME SERVE DAILY AS MY SHEEP.AND MR.SHROEDER IS THE WOLF IN SHEEPS CLOTHING.

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