BEND, OR -- A 36-year-old Bend man is accused of encouraging child sex abuse, after a federal task force linked his address to at least one internet post.
The Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force says the image depicted a child engaged in an explicit act. They tracked the upload to a space at the Scandia Mobile Park on South Highway 97 and passed that along to the Bend Police Department Investigative Unit. Officers executed a search warrant and arrested Joshua James Murray, after finding more images. He's charged with three counts of First Degree Encouraging Child Sex Abuse.
ICAC is a national network of 61 coordinated task forces representing over 4,500 federal, state and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies.