Months long investigation leads to West Seattle man’s arrest on child pornography charges
Seattle Police Blotter
Detectives with Seattle Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC) took a West Seattle man into custody Thursday morning following a lengthy investigation related to Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM).
ICAC Detectives, with support from SPD SWAT, SPD Community Response Group, King County Sheriff’s Office, and Homeland Security Investigations conducted surveillance outside the suspect’s home and took him into custody nearby.
A search warrant was then served at the suspect’s residence where several digital devices were seized pursuant to the search warrant.
The 37-year-old suspect was interviewed by detectives and admitted to uploading CSAM material and communicating with others about chatting online with minors. He was booked into the King County Jail on charges of possession of depictions of minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct and dealing in depictions of minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
This arrest is another example of the successful collaboration among members of the Washington State ICAC Task Force to identify a potential child predator in the Seattle community.