Former Miami police officer convicted of child molestation sentenced

Juan Roman to spend 25 years in prison


MIAMI – A former Miami police officer convicted of child molestation and downloading child pornography was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday.

Juan Roman, 57, was arrested last August after police raided his Biscayne Bay home, where they found numerous stashes of child pornography, including a video of him fondling a 6-year-old girl in his home.

Police said Roman also has a Batman fetish and often dressed up as the caped crusader and even had a tattoo of the superhero. They said he called the hard drive that contained more than 500 X-rated videos of young boys and girls the "batcave."

According to police, Roman placed a hidden camera inside one of the bathrooms in his home where he recorded himself molesting the child.

Police said the raid was carried out after federal investigators discovered that Roman had been trading child porn on the Internet.

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