MILLIKEN, Colo. (CBS4) – A janitor at Loveland High School is under arrest and being held at the Weld County Jail on child pornography charges.

Tracy McDowell (credit: Weld County)

Tracy McDowell (credit: Weld County)

Officials in the Weld County Sheriff’s Office say Tracy McDowell, 40, of Milliken, is facing a charge of sexual exploitation of children.

Police said they were “made aware of an email transfer that contained suspected sexually exploitative material” a month ago. They said they determined McDowell was responsible and eventually obtained a warrant and searched his home.

Approximately 200 child pornography images were found, according to investigators. McDowell was arrested and the school was notified.

Police said they don’t suspect any students at the school are victims in the case.

Additional Resources

The Weld County Sheriff released the following information about this case:

Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to call the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at 970-356-4015 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Crime Stoppers.