Los Alamos Police in conjunction with agents from the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office executed a search warrant this morning on a home in Los Alamos in relation to reported child pornography activities.
Det. Sgt. Oliver Morris told the Los Alamos Daily Post a few moments ago that his department is working two cases involving the “sexual exploitation of a child.”
The Statute is 30-6A-3 SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN: A. It is unlawful for a person to intentionally possess any obscene visual or print medium depicting any prohibited sexual act or simulation of such an act if that person knows or has reason to know that one or more of the participants in the act is a child under eighteen years of age. A person who violates the provisions of this subsection is guilty of a fourth degree felony.
“It’s important for people to realize that just possessing pornography of a child under the age of 18 is a 4th degree felony,” Morris said. “The Detective Division of the Los Alamos Police Department is dedicated to seeking out any violation of this statute and will do everything possible to see that anyone involved is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
He explained that much work still needs to be done between his department and the Attorney General’s Office and that it may be several weeks before charges are filed and an arrest is made in these two active cases.
Check back with the Los Alamos Daily Post for more information as it becomes available on this developing story.