Grants Pass Man Accused of Holding Child Pornography

A family member called police after seeing suspicious images on the man's cell phone, according to the Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety.

Posted: Jan 30, 2019 9:40 AM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Police took a Grants Pass man into custody on Tuesday, accused of downloading and keeping "sexually explicit" images of children on his phone, according to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS).

On Tuesday, a family member of 25-year-old Jonathan M. Pickle called police, reporting that they had found pictures on Pickle's cell phone "which they believed to be child pornography."

"An evaluation of the images confirmed the presence of several downloaded photographs from the internet of sexually explicit conduct involving children," GPDPS said in a statement.

A police officer later stopped Pickle near his home in the area of East Park Street and Parkdale Drive. Pickle was taken into custody, interviewed, and then lodged in the Josephine County Jail on six counts of Encouraging Child Sex Abuse 1.

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