North Smithfield man arrested for child pornography

A North Smithfield resident was arrested on Friday for possession of child pornography.

Police tell NBC 10 that William A. Schatz, 28 of North Smithfield, was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography, as well as contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

According to police, Schatz, a registered sex offender, was taken into custody and has been remanded to the Adult Correctional Instituions in Cranston pending his formal arraignment in the Third District Court in Kent County.

The police are not yet releasing the details involving the investigation and arrest, other than it happened on November 1, and the Cumberland Police Department provided assistance.