APD: 2 men arrested in connection to child pornography after multiple tips
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Content Warning: This article contains information that some readers might find disturbing. Specific details have been omitted to protect the victim’s identity.
Two men are being charged with sexual abuse of a minor after one of the men allegedly produced and distributed child pornography.
Anchorage police arrested 26-year-old Larry Oscar and 61-year-old William Jones Jr. after they received multiple tips through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s cyber tipline that a man in Alaska was distributing child pornography.
The man, who investigators identified as Oscar last week, allegedly recorded the sexual abuse and saved the videos to his Snapchat account. According to charging documents, the child involved was under 10.
Police say Oscar was arrested Tuesday on 28 felony charges of sexual abuse of a minor, child exploitation, distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography. He was taken to the Anchorage jail after being questioned.
Jones Jr. was identified as a suspect the same day of Oscar’s arrest. He was arrested Thursday on multiple charges of sexual abuse of a minor. Investigators have contacted victims from theses crimes but do not believe there are additional victims.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, resources are available on the Standing Together Against Rape (STAR) website or by calling the statewide crisis hotline at 1-800-478-8999. Crimes involving children can be reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s hotline at 1-800-843-5678.
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