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SOCET finds child porn at Medford apartment complex

The Southern Oregon Child Exploitation Team searched an apartment complex on the 1600 block of Coker Butte Road Wednesday morning in Medford and found numerous images of child pornography were uploaded from a residence in the complex, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

Members of the Southern Oregon Child Exploitation Team are shown before carrying out a search at an apartment complex in Medford Wednesday morning. Photo courtesy JCSO

Tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children prompted the team to begin looking into the matter. The investigation led to the issuance of subpoenas and a search warrant.

Police are interviewing possible witnesses and involved parties. Digital devices were seized and will be examined by the Southern Oregon High-Tech Crimes Task Force.

This process hasn’t resulted in any arrests, but the sheriff’s office said it is an ongoing investigation.

The search included personnel from Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police, Medford Police Department, Grants Pass Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, and high-tech crimes examiners.

SOCET is a joint interagency task force that was started in June of 2020 to combat child exploitation and human trafficking. The task force includes investigators from law enforcement agencies and prosecutors from local, state and federal law enforcement partners in Jackson and Josephine counties.