The Southern Oregon Child Exploitation Team (SOCET) joint inter-agency task force arrested a local Medford man yesterday after investigators discovered he possessed child exploitation images of a local 14-year-old Oregon girl.
The suspect, Nicholas James Shaw, 35, of Medford, has been federally charged with two felony counts of possession, distribution, and receipt of child pornography. SOCET, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Medford, HSI Task Force Officers, Federal Protective Service (FPS), and the Southern Oregon High-Tech Crimes Task Force (SOHTCTF) served a search warrant yesterday afternoon at the suspect’s residence on the 100 block of South Orange Street in Medford.
During the search warrant, investigators learned that in addition to possessing and distributing child pornography, the suspect had been in contact with at least one 14-year-old girl in Oregon and obtained self-produced images of the child. Investigators are concerned there may be more victims. If anyone has additional information on the suspect, call the JCSO tip line at (541) 774-8333.
While executing the search warrant, digital devices were seized and will be forensically examined by the SOHTCTF for further evidence of child exploitation and other possible victims. A tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) started the investigation, which led to subpoenas, followed by the search warrant at the residence.
This investigation is being federally prosecuted in the District of Oregon.