June 21, 2017
Writer/Contact: Pat Matlock, Chief Criminal Deputy
Pacific County Sheriff’s Office
(360) 875-9398 or email@example.com
Ocean Park Man Arrested For Possession of Depictions of Minors Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct
Ocean Park, WA. – In late December of 2016, the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding an online child pornography sharing investigation that appeared to involve an IP address registered to an Ocean Park residence. The FBI investigation revealed several images and videos depicting adult males having sexual intercourse with young females. Subsequently, the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the FBI, opened an investigation regarding the information received.
On January 11th, 2017 a detective with the Sheriff’s Office received a search warrant for the residence at which the IP address was registered located in the 29000 block of R. Street in Ocean Park. The warrant was served upon the residence with the assistance of the FBI. During the service of the warrant, three occupants of the residence were interviewed. As a result of the interviews and information gathered at the scene, a suspect was developed. A computer was seized as evidence by the FBI for further forensic analysis.
On June 13th, 2017 the FBI provided the Sheriff’s Office with evidence located on the suspect’s computer that had been seized initially. The evidence extracted from the suspect’s computer consisted of a CD/DVD containing several images depicting adult males who appeared to be engaging in intercourse with female minors. The CD also contained hundreds of other images that were classified as child pornography.
A Sheriff’s Office detective and a special agent with the FBI contacted the suspect, identified as Joshua S. Brown, age 19 at his residence. After a short interview, Brown was placed under arrest and transported to the Pacific County Jail for booking.