05-20-10 Arrest in Child Pornography
Boise, May 20, 2010 - Boise Police
have arrested a man and charged him with possessing electronic
images of child pornography and child sexual abuse.
Arrested: Joseph S. Purvis, 48, Garden City
Charge: Sexual Exploitation of a Child (F)
Boise Police received information
of the possible existence of the images the suspect possessed
electronically in late December, 2009. Further investigation
revealed the suspect possessed pornographic and sexual abuse images
involving children in their teens. Boise Police have no evidence
the images involve local children.
If you suspect online sexual
exploitation of a child, report it to the Boise Police Department
at 377-6790 or 911 for emergencies.
You may also report online via the
CyberTipline® at www.cybertipline.com or 1-800-843-5678. The
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) has a
system for identifying online predators and child pornographers and
contributing to law-enforcement investigations. Leads forwarded to
the site will be acknowledged and shared with the appropriate
law-enforcement agency for investigation.
Boise Police also work very
closely with the Idaho Crimes Against Children Task Force.
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.