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Joint Task Force Serves Search Warrant in Medford After Child Porn Uploaded From Local Apartment Complex (Photo)
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Joint Task Force Serves Search Warrant in Medford After Child Porn Uploaded From Local Apartment Complex (Photo)

JCSO Case #21-2978

UPDATE 1/27/22

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Southern Oregon Child Exploitation Team (SOCET) joint inter-agency task force arrested a Medford couple Thursday afternoon on multiple child sex abuse charges. The suspects, Timothy Wray Guss, 62, and Breanna Leann King, 28, were arrested on 10 felony counts of first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse. Guss was additionally charged with five misdemeanor counts of private indecency. King was additionally charged with one felony count of using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct. All known child victims have been identified and contacted.

SOCET along with Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) Patrol deputies and Central Point Police Department, arrested King at an apartment complex on the 200 block of South Haskell Street in Central Point. JCSO Patrol deputies and detectives arrested Guss at an apartment complex on the 1600 block of Coker Butte Road in Medford. Both suspects are lodged in the Jackson County Jail. The bail has been set for Guss at $125,000, and for King at $120,000.  

The case started after SOCET received tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) that numerous images of child exploitation were uploaded from the suspects’ residence. On November 17th 2021, SOCET served a search warrant at the Coker Butte Road address in Medford. During the warrant multiple digital devices were seized. While forensically examining those devices, Southern Oregon High Tech Crimes Task Force detectives discovered more images of child exploitation, leading to the additional charges. 

The search warrant team consisted of personnel from JCSO, Oregon State Police (OSP), Medford Police Department (MPD), Grants Pass Police Department (GPPD), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and high-tech crimes examiners. 

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 JCSO, MPD, GPPD, OSP, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and HSI; as well as prosecutors from our local, state and federal law enforcement partners in Jackson and Josephine County.

All further updates will come from the Jackson County District Attorney’s office.

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JCSO Case #21-2978

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Southern Oregon Child Exploitation Team (SOCET) joint inter-agency task force served a search warrant Wednesday morning at an apartment complex on the 1600 block of Coker Butte Road in Medford. Investigators discovered numerous images of child pornography were uploaded from a residence in the apartment complex. Investigators are interviewing possible witnesses and involved parties, and investigations are ongoing.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) tips started the investigation, which led to subpoenas, followed by the search warrant at the apartment. Digital devices were seized, and will be forensically examined by the Southern Oregon High Tech Crimes Task Force (SOHTCTF) for evidence of child exploitation.

The search warrant team consisted of personnel from Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO), Oregon State Police (OSP), Medford Police Department (MPD), Grants Pass Police Department (GPPD), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and high-tech crimes examiners. 

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 JCSO, MPD, GPPD, OSP, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and HSI; as well as prosecutors from our local, state and federal law enforcement partners in Jackson and Josephine County.

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