Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, January 08, 2010

Exploitation of a minor and drug charges top overnight arrests

01-08-10 Exploitation of a minor and drug charges top overnight arrests

    Exploitation of a minor and drug charges top overnight arrests

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   Arrested: Chantel D. Martin, 33, Boise

   Charges:Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Meth)(F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m), Probation Violation

    Boise Police conducted a traffic stop for running a stop sign at the intersection of Cole and Camas streets on December 22nd of 2009. As officers contacted the driver, a Boise Police K-9 alerted on the vehicle indicating the likely presence of drugs. A search of the vehicle revealed 2 syringes, packaging materials and 5.1 grams of meth. Officers later determined the drugs belonged to the passenger in the vehicle and obtained evidence that the suspect had offered the drugs for sale. She was arrested yesterday at a home on the 500 block of White Cloud street in Boise and booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

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   Arrested: Seleana R. Frakes, 22, No Known Address

   Charges:Possession of a Controlled Substance (F), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (m), Petit Theft (m)

   Boise Police responded to a report of a theft at a retail store on the 8200 block of West Fairview Avenue yesterday (January 7th) at approximately 2:00 p.m. Store employees tell police that they witnessed the suspect conceal items and then leave the store without paying for them resulting in the theft charge. Officers later discovered the woman was carrying a pipe and plastic bag that both contained Meth residue. The suspect was transported to the Ada County Jail and booked on the above listed charges.

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  Warrant Arrested: Christopher A. Harry, 36, Boise

   Warrant Charges:Sexual Exploitation of a Minor via Telecommunications (F)

The suspect was taken into custody on an outstanding felony warrant for Sexual Exploitation via Telecommunications yesterday.

The arrest warrant stems from an ongoing investigation involving the Idaho Attorney Generals Office and Boise Police that began with a tip from a service provider to law enforcement involving the distribution of underage sexually explicit photos. Boise Police Neighborhood Contact Officers and Detectives served a search warrant at the suspect's residence on September 19th. Officers recovered underage photographs and videos from computers at the suspect's residence. At this time, detectives believe the material had been downloaded and traded on the internet, not created by the suspect. At this time officers have no reason to believe any of the victims depicted in the material are local. That investigative information was forwarded to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and resulted in the felony warrant.

 ABOUT THE IDAHO CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN TASK FORCE

The Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is a statewide coalition of local, state and federal law enforcement and prosecution agencies, focused on apprehending and prosecuting individuals who use the Internet to criminally exploit children.
Internet crimes against children are, primarily, crimes of sexual exploitation of children. These crimes include distribution of child pornography and using the Internet to target children for sexual abuse.

The Idaho ICAC Task Force is committed to protecting Idaho's children through community education and by identifying, arresting and prosecuting those who commit Internet crimes against children.

You can help in the fight against child exploitation by reporting information that you think will be useful. You can contact ICAC through the National Cyber Tipline at the link above or by calling, toll free 1-800-843-5678. The information you provide will be forwarded to the appropriate ICAC law enforcement agencies in Idaho

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Release Prepared By:


Charles McClure


Boise Police Public Information