Child Sex Abuse Investigation

MEDFORD, Ore.– A man is facing charges of child sex abuse after being investigated for an illegal mushroom grow. Last February, Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement investigators searched a home on West 11th street in Medford, and a storage unit on Highbanks Road in Central Point. They said Ernest Taylor was arrested after finding … Continue reading »

Task Force Leader Releases Statement

CENTRAL POINT, Ore.– A former head of the Southern Oregon High Tech Crimes Task Force is speaking out about an investigation from 2012. Former Central Point Police Lt. Josh Moulin headed the special task force since it’s inception in 2005. In August 2012 he became the target of an investigation by Oregon State Police and … Continue reading »

Inside High-Tech Crimes, Part 2

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Detective Mike Vanderlip pours through maps of Southern Oregon from his small corner above central point’s police department. The interactive map on his computer is crowded with pins, each one corresponding to a report of a child victim of online sexual abuse. “People believe that somehow these events, the abuse, are … Continue reading »

Inside High-Tech Crimes, Part 1

ASHLAND, Ore. – An otherwise quiet morning at an Ashland apartment complex is interrupted by the unusual sight of a search warrant being carried out. Seven officers wait outside, representing local law enforcement, FBI, the Department of Justice, and Homeland Security. “We go out and we search for those who are trading child pornography, those … Continue reading »

More Sex Predators Arrested This Year

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The Southern Oregon High-Tech Crimes Task Force is catching more child sex predators this year than 2012. Investigators arrested 10 people in connection with the sexual abuse of Southern Oregon children. The agency credits the partnerships between other law enforcement agencies and the use of better technology for the arrests. This … Continue reading »

Child Sex Abuse Investigation In Ashland

UPDATE: The Ashland Police Department arrested Torin Eggers at a residence in Ashland at approximately 9:20 p.m. on November 29. ASHLAND, Ore. – The Southern Oregon High Tech Crime Task Force found more than 200 photos and 6 videos of child pornography on an Ashland man’s media storage card. Officials said 29-year-old Torin Eggers downloaded the … Continue reading »

Child Pornography Found In Ashland Home

ASHLAND, Ore. –- Thursday morning, Ashland Police searched a house on the 200 block of Laurel Street and found child pornography. Ashland Police and the High Tech Crimes Unit are investigating the sex crime as a team. Ashland Policeman Tighe O’Meara said there’s no evidence at this time to believe any Ashland children were the … Continue reading »