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February 02, 2023
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Joint Task Force Arrests Grants Pass Man for Child Porn Possession (Photo)
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Joint Task Force Arrests Grants Pass Man for Child Porn Possession (Photo)

JCSO Case 21-5063

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – The Southern Oregon Child Exploitation Team (SOCET) joint inter-agency task force along with the Grants Pass Police Department (GPPD) arrested a man Friday in Grants Pass after investigators discovered he possessed child exploitation images. The suspect, Raymond Andrew Reynolds, 36, of Grants Pass, is charged with 14 counts of second-degree encouraging child sex abuse, and 14 counts of first-degree encouraging child sex abuse. He is lodged in the Josephine County Jail with bail set at $250,000. Reynolds was arrested in the company of a 17-year-old juvenile, investigations are ongoing into the nature of their relationship. 

SOCET began investigating when the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) provided a tip that an unknown individual uploaded child pornography from unsecured public Wi-Fi at a business on the 10 block of South Central Avenue in downtown Medford. The business has since secured their public Wi-Fi.

SOCET investigators began tracking down the owner of the suspected device. After ruling out several suspects, investigations determined Reynolds to be the individual responsible. SOCET seized several electronic devices from Reynolds while he was lodged in the Josephine County Jail on separate charges. The Southern Oregon High-Tech Crimes Task Force (SOHTCTF) conducted a forensic examination of the devices and found numerous images of child exploitation. 

SOCET is a joint inter-agency task force that started in June of 2020 to combat child exploitation and human trafficking. The task force consists of investigators from Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police, GPPD, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Homeland Security Investigations; as well as prosecutors from our local, state and federal law enforcement partners in Jackson and Josephine County.

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