Police arrest sex offender for possession of child pornography

Robert Amnott was arrested on Jan. 29 for first degree possession of child pornography.

Robert Amnott was arrested by Southington Police on Jan. 29 for first degree possession of child pornography.

Robert Amnott, 45, of Southington turned himself into the Southington Police Department on Thursday, Jan. 29 at approximately 4:30 p.m. after being advised that there was a warrant for his arrest.

According to the police, Amnott was processed and charged with first degree possession of child pornography, and he was held on a $100,000 court set bond. Amnott was scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 30.

Police said in a press release that the charge is the result of an investigation that started during a parole visit to his residence. The arrest warrant said that, during the visit, Amnott was found accessing a computer, which was a violation of his parole.

The computer Amnott was accessing contained multiple, illegal child pornographic images.

Amnott is a registered sex offender.

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