Joint Task Force Serves Search Warrant After Child Porn Uploaded

The Southern Oregon Child Exploitation Team (SOCET) joint inter-agency task force alongside Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) Patrol deputies, served a search warrant Tuesday morning at a residence on the 2500 block of Terrmont Street in White City.

Investigators discovered numerous images of child pornography were uploaded from an associated residence on the 700 block of Hedy Jayne in Medford.

Investigators are interviewing possible witnesses and involved parties, and investigations are ongoing.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) tips started the investigation, which led to subpoenas, followed by the search warrant at the residence.

The NCMEC tip led SOCET detectives to seize nearly 47 thousand images for evidence of child exploitation.

During Tuesday’s search warrant, digital devices were seized, and will be forensically examined by the Southern Oregon High Tech Crimes Task Force for further evidence of child exploitation.

SOCET is a joint inter-agency task force that started in June of 2020 to combat child exploitation and human trafficking.

The task force consists of investigators from JCSO, Oregon State Police, Medford Police Department, Grants Pass Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Homeland Security Investigations; as well as prosecutors from our local, state and federal law enforcement partners in Jackson and Josephine County.

Courtesy of JCSO

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