Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Internet tip leads to felony arrest following five month investigation

Arrested:  Gregory A. Pelton, 31, Boise

Charged:  Sexual Exploitation of a Child- Ten Counts (F)

Boise Police investigators received a tip in March that someone in a Boise residence may be in possession of sexually explicit electronic images.  Officers investigated and located evidence the person who lived at the residence in the area of Clover Drive and State Street had several thousand images, all involving children ranging in age from 2-year-olds to adolescents.  Evidence does not indicate that any of the images involved local children.  Officers made contact with the man who lived at the residence, identified as Pelton, and took him into custody on Thursday.  Pelton was transported to the Ada County Jail where he was booked under the above charges.