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 this morning at a residence on Westover Boulevard in Central Point. Detectives from JCSO, Oregon State Police (OSP), Medford Police Department (MPD), Grants Pass Police Department (GPPD), and the Southern Oregon High Tech Crimes Task Force served the warrant just after sunrise this morning after investigators discovered numerous images of child exploitation were uploaded from the residence.
During the warrant, investigators seized digital devices which will be forensically examined by the High-Tech Crimes Task Force for further evidence of child exploitation. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) tips started the investigation, which led to subpoenas, followed by the search warrant at the residence.
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, OSP, MPD, GPPD, 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