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Tag: Washington State Patrol Missing and Exploited Children’s Task Force

Sep.
10th

State Patrol arrests soldier accused of using Internet to exploit underage girls while deployed

A JBLM soldier accused of using “fear tactics” to get illegal pictures and video from teenage girls was arrested this afternoon after the Washington State Patrol learned he had returned from an overseas deployment.

The suspect, 24, was booked into Pierce County Jail for investigation of Possession of Depictions of a Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct, Communication With A Minor for Immoral Purposes, Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, and Extortion, according to the State Patrol.

The eight alleged victims are between 15- and 17-years-old.

The News Tribune does not generally name suspects until they have been formally charged.

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