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Lacey man arrested in child porn investigation

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Jan. 22, 2008 at 8:29 am |
January 22, 2008 8:29 am

A state task force has arrested a Lacey man suspected of dealing in sexually-explicit images of minors.


The investigation was conducted by the Washington State Patrol Missing and Exploited Children Task Force, which is comprised of detectives from the State Patrol and Lakewood and Puyallup Police Departments. Lacey police officers also assisted in this case, the State Patrol reported.


The task force recently received information from the Florida Internet Crimes Against Children center that a 28-year-old man from the state had been “sending several child sexual images to an individual in Florida who had been previously arrested for other computer related charges,” the State Patrol reported.


Investigators determined the man was living in Lacey. The task force got a warrant to search the man’s computer.


About 6:15 a.m. Friday, detectives arrested the man on suspicion of possession of child pornography and dealing in depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit.


The man was questioned, then booked into Thurston County Jail. Investigators confiscated the man’s computer and crime analysts will be looking at it to “determine the extent of the crime,” the State Patrol reported.

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