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VOTF Arrests Man Wanted for Dealing and Possession of Child Pornography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  August 21, 2020

CONTACT: Courtney O’Keefe, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
Courtney.O’Keefe@snoco.org, 425-388-3865, Media line: 425-249-6263

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Around 1:40 p.m. yesterday, the Snohomish County Violent Offender Task Force (VOTF) arrested a 46-year-old man for Dealing and Possession of Child Pornography. In June, the Lynnwood Police Department requested assistance from the Snohomish County Violent Offender Task Force in locating the 46-year-old male. Lynnwood Police held probable cause to arrest him for Dealing and Possession of Child Pornography. In addition to this probable cause, he was wanted by the Washington State Department of Corrections for violating conditions of his release.

The case was assigned to a Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputy assigned to the Violent Offender Task Force. Over the course of two months, the deputy worked diligently to locate the suspect. The 46-year-old suspect was known to be transient with limited ties to Snohomish County. He was known to frequent the Seattle neighborhoods of Ballard and Fremont and had ties to Alaska as a fisherman.

Yesterday, the deputy developed information that the suspect was in the Belltown area of Seattle. VOTF immediately acted upon the information and responded to Seattle in search of the 46-year-old. At 1:40 p.m., he was spotted walking along a sidewalk in Belltown. He was contacted and taken into custody without incident.

The 46-year-old suspect was transported and booked into the Snohomish County Jail for Dealing and Possession of Child Pornography, a DOC warrant, and an additional felony warrant out of King County.

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