Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Arrest in Internet Child Pornography

05-04-10 Arrest in Internet Child Pornography

  Boise, May 4, 2010 - Boise Police have arrested a man and charged him with possessing images of child pornography and child sexual abuse on his home computer.
  
  Arrested: Brian M. Pope, 20, Boise
  Charge: Sexual Exploitation of a Child (F)

  Boise Police learned of the possible existence of the images on the suspect's computer in late January, 2010 during the course of a related investigation. Further investigation revealed the suspect possessed pornographic and sexual abuse images involving children in their early teens and children possibly as young as 9 years of age. 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