Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Possession of Internet Child Porn leads to multiple felony charges; Daily incident report

06-23-11 Possession of Internet Child Porn leads to multiple felony charges; Daily incident report

    Arrested: Robert O. Bowman, 53, Eagle

     Charges:10 counts of Possession of Sexually Exploitative Material (F)

      Boise Police detectives, Ada County Deputies and other law enforcement agents served a search warrant at a home on the 500 block of Conover Road in Eagle yesterday, June 22nd at approximately 7:00 a.m. The warrant stems from an ongoing ICAC investigation into sexually exploitive materials traced back to the residence. Detectives located illegal images that had been downloaded on a computer at the home. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. At this time investigators have no evidence that the victims depicted in the materials are local. The investigation into this case continues. Further inquires into this case should be directed to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorneys Office.

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 would 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