A joint investigation by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and Taylorsville Police Department began in January 2022 after a tip was received from law enforcement in Houston, Texas. This tip came to the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office in reference to the production of child pornography and child enticement. Shortly after the tip was received, the Taylorsville Police Department was notified.
During the course of the joint investigation, a juvenile female victim was identified inside the jurisdiction of the Taylorsville Police Department. As a result of the investigation, additional victims have been identified within other jurisdictions, including Wake County, NC and the state of Mississippi. The investigation to identify remaining victims is continuing by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Taskforce.The suspect was identified as Luis Mario Solis Rosso, age 25 of Houston, Texas. Rosso was arrested by authorities in Houston, Texas. On Thursday, May 5, 2022, officers with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office traveled to Houston to extradite Rosso back to Alexander County.
Rosso is currently charged with the following:
5 counts of Felony First Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
(Production of Child Pornography)
5 counts of Felony Disseminating Material Harmful to a Minor
1 count of Felony Solicit Child by Computer
Rosso was also served with warrants from Wake County, NC.
Rosso is currently being held at the Alexander County Detention Center under a $3,250,000 secured bond. The investigation is ongoing.
Sheriff Chris Bowman and Chief Douglas Bowman would like to thank the Harris County,Texas Constable’s Office in Houston, Livingston Parrish Sheriff’s Office in Livingston, Louisiana, and the Macon County Sheriff’s Office in Tuskegee, Alabama for their assistance during the transport of the suspect. Sheriff Bowman and Chief Bowman would also like to thank the Wake County Sheriff’s Office and Federal Bureau of Investigation Taskforce for their assistance in this investigation.
The priority of both Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and Taylorsville Police Department is to keep children safe, not only within our jurisdiction, but nationwide. This case could not have come together without the teamwork of all agencies involved across the nation.
Photo: Alexander County Sheriff’s Office