Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, March 21, 2014

ICAC Investigators make Arrest after finding Child Pornography; BPD Daily Watch Log

Arrested: James S. Bigler, 31, Boise

Charged – Possession of Sexually Exploitive Material (F) 18-1507(2)(a)

Boise Police detectives, working with the Idaho Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested the suspect yesterday at his Boise home. The charges are part of an ongoing ICAC investigation into child pornography and follow a search warrant served at the suspect’s home earlier this month. Officers located multiple illegal files on computers in the suspect's possession. At this time, investigators have no evidence that the victims depicted in the materials are local. The investigation into this case continues.

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 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 these crimes.

 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 www.cybertipline.com or by calling toll free 1-800-843-5678. The information you provide will be forwarded to the appropriate ICAC law enforcement agency in Idaho.

The Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Coalition is a non-profit agency organized to protect children through community education and the identification, apprehension and prosecution of those who commit internet crimes against them. To learn more or to donate click here.