ROCKWALL, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — A 52-year-old city councilman from Rockwall has been arrested after sending child pornography through a messaging app.

On Apr. 13, the Center for Missing and Exploited Children sent a tip to the Rockwall Police Department regarding multiple videos of possible child pornography being sent from an IP address in the city.

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Detectives investigated the tip and found probable cause to believe that multiple videos of child pornography had been sent through the messaging app “KIK” from 52-year-old Patrick Allen Trowbridge’s IP address in the 600 block of Parks Avenue.

Patrick Allen Trowbridge (Rockwall Sheriff’s Office)

A little over a week later on Apr. 23, detectives obtained and executed a search warrant for Trowbridge’s residence and found images of child pornography on a smart phone belonging to him.

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The councilman was arrested and taken to the Rockwall County Jail where he faces charges of possession or promotion of child pornography.

Trowbridge was elected to the Rockwall City Council in 2018 and his wife is currently employed as a PE coach at Hartman Elementary School.

However, police say they do not believe any of the victims live in Rockwall.

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This remains an ongoing investigation.