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Anchorage man arrested for possessing, distributing child porn

By KTVA CBS 11 News 4:31 PM August 7, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

A former lifeguard for the municipality was arrested Wednesday for possessing and distributing child porn, authorities said.

Jonathan Daniel Sabet, 22, was arrested on four counts of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing it, according to a statement from the Anchorage Police Department. His bail was set at $15,000 cash or surety bond, a $2,000 performance bond and a court-approved third party.

While working undercover back in April, APD’s Cyber Crimes Detective James Estes and the Alaska Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force received illicit videos that depicted “the sexual exploitation of children from Sabet,” APD said. In July, a special agent with the FBI also received illicit videos from Sabet.

Wednesday, the ICAC Task Force served a search warrant on Sabet’s home on West 23rd Avenue in Anchorage, police said. From a preliminary search, “numerous videos with file names indicative of sexual exploitation of children” were found on his computer.

Sabet had previously worked as a lifeguard for the municipality, police said, and his employment has been terminated.

An investigation is ongoing, and police ask anyone with additional information to call the department at 786-8500.

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