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Tip Leads To Bend Man's Arrest For Encouraging Child Sex Abuse

Yesterday a Bend man was lodged in the Deschutes County Jail on ten counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse. 51-year-old Brad Well had been identified after for several months of investigation following a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The tip specifically identified one child pornography image that was accessed by an individual within the City of Bend around the first of the year.  In April Well’s was served with a search warrant at work and at his home.  Multiple digital devices were seized. Further examination of those devices revealed numerous images of child pornography which led to Wells arrest yesterday.

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