Homeland Security agents raid Hope home for evidence of child porn

By Juliette Laaka | May 07, 2014

Hope — In an investigation that began in California by U.S. Homeland Security agents, federal and local authorities were dispatched to raid a Hope residence in March on suspicions of distribution of child pornography, said police.

No charges have been filed at this time, but computers and other devices were seized from the home and authorities will be reviewing the property for evidence of possessing and distributing child pornography, according to police.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office identified the individual suspected of possessing and distributing illegal material and aided the Portland filed office of U.S. Homeland Security in the search and raid, said Chief Deputy Tim Carroll.

Investigators were in contact with the male individual through an online chat room, Carroll said.

 

Comments (5)
Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | May 08, 2014 09:04

These perverts are terrorist to children. The Village Soup always gives part of the story.



Posted by: pat putnam | May 08, 2014 08:19

No charges have even been filed yet. People's lives get ruined by false accusations. So far the individual is "suspected ". I am sure we will find out very soon if the allegations are verified.



Posted by: KERYN LAITE | May 07, 2014 20:23

Their arms are very long................would like to know more about who this is, too close to home for all of us.



Posted by: Michelle Billings | May 07, 2014 20:00

Thinking us people that live in Hope have a right to know who this is. Not impressed especially having a young daughter in the area.

 



Posted by: Frank Brown | May 07, 2014 18:46

Homeland security working on child porn? I thought they were protecting us from terrorists. How far does their reach go?



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