Washington County Jail
Sergio Diaz-Palomino

ST. GEORGE — A St. George man has been arrested after police said pictures of the man sexually abusing his infant son were discovered by a photo technician at a Walgreens photo lab.

Police were called Tuesday to the Walgreens store on St. George Boulevard after workers developing film contacted them with concerns about several photos that appeared to show an infant being sexually abused by an adult male.

Officers determined that at least two photos were "definitely sexually explicit and even met the state statute for sodomy," said St. George Police Lt. James Van Fleet.

They were able to identify the man as Sergio Diaz-Palomino, 34, and went to his St. George home to interview him. Diaz-Palomino told officers the boy in the photos is his son.

Police are looking for the child's mother, who they believe took the photos, Van Fleet said.

"We are trying to locate her to see (about) the welfare of the infant child as well as determine what her culpability in the case is," he said.

Diaz-Palomino was booked into the Purgatory Correctional Facility for investigation of sodomy on a child and sexual exploitation of a minor. He is being held on $70,000 bail.

— Geoff Liesik