MEDFORD, Ore. — The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says that a Medford man is in custody on Wednesday, accused of sharing child pornography online.
Detectives received a report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) on April 13, letting them know that someone living in Jackson County had uploaded "multiple pornographic images of children" in September of 2019.
Following an investigation, detectives arrested 56-year-old James Scott Pyper in the 2300-block of Temple Drive in Medford on Wednesday.
Pyper was taken to the Jackson County Jail on ten counts of Encouraging Child Sex Abuse First Degree. He is being held on $100,000 bail.
JCSO detectives were assisted by Medford Police, Oregon State Police, and Homeland Security Investigations. The case has now been referred to the District Attorney's office for prosecution.