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A Fontana man who was desperately trying to cover his tracks got caught and arrested for having child porn on his phone, reports the Press-Enterprise.

It was a routine traffic stop for 27-year-old Robert Steven Romero at 3:21 p.m. on Friday, March 29, but when pulled over, police noticed him frantically deleting something from his cell. They soon discovered what appeared to be child pornography.

Romero was arrested when officers found out that there was also an outstanding warrant for him on charges of being a peeping Tom.

After a search of his car and his home, they found more images depicting child pornography. His bail is set at $100,000.