Registered sex offender busted in Rio Rancho

Posted at: 10/16/2012 6:35 PM
Updated at: 10/17/2012 1:52 AM
By: Chris Ramirez, KOB Eyewitness News 4

After being in New Mexico for 31 days, a registered sex offender was caught with a dozen images of child pornography.

David Palmer Harper was arraigned on child sexual exploitation charges Monday in Sandoval County. Harper is on probation for a sex crime he committed in New Jersey.
When a probation officer stopped by to check on Harper in his new Rio Rancho home, she said she saw child pornography on his computer.

"We walked in the residence and within a matter of seconds I found his home office. It had his computer and his screensaver had apparent child pornography," said Sarah Valdez, Probation and Parole Officer.

Harper is being held on a $50,000 cash bond. He will also have to face officials in New Jersey for the probation violation.