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On July 10, 2008, the Rocklin Police Department assisted the Placer County Probation Department and conducted a search in an apartment at the Stanford Heights Apartment Complex, 5801 Littlerock Road, in Rocklin. Child pornography was found and linked to the room mate of the probationer. Evidence was seized and after an investigation Rocklin Police arrested a 20 year-old for possession of child pornography.

Christopher Matthew Merrill was arrested on July 14th for possession of child pornography and annoying or molesting a child under the age of 18.

If anyone knows of any young teenage boys who associated with Merrill, please contact Rocklin Police Detective Chris Spurgeon (916)625-5407.

Merrill frequented the Rocklin skate park and may have befriended teenagers there and from other venues in Rocklin where teenagers may congregate.

Merrill was booked in the Placer County Jail for the above mentioned charges with a bail set at $150,000.