Vancouver man suspected of buying, selling child pornography

By Paris Achen, Columbian courts reporter

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A Vancouver man allegedly caught with more than a thousand images of child pornography on his computer appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court on allegations that he bought and sold them.

Elliot Tierney, 25, is charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography and four counts of dealing child pornography.

Judge David Gregerson held him Monday in lieu of $100,000 bail and appointed Vancouver attorney Heather Carroll to defend him. Tierney is scheduled to be arraigned May 23 on the charges.

Tierney was arrested Friday on a bench warrant related to the accusations. He apparently attempted to commit suicide after Vancouver police investigators searched his home in the Fairgrounds neighborhood and seized his laptop computer, court papers show.

During a forensic analysis of the laptop, investigators found about 1,300 photographs and 365 videos, which contained either images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct or appeared to be part of an overall child sex abuse series, court papers say.

Vancouver police learned about Tierney’s alleged activities from the FBI. A Plano, Texas, detective identified Tierney’s IP address as participating in peer-to-peer downloads of child pornography, according to court papers.