Boise man arrested for downloading and sharing child porn

May 13, 2013 

A Boise man was arrested Sunday morning after detectives found child pornography on his computer in January.

Justin James Uriguen, 38, is charged with eight counts of felony sexual exploitation of a child. Uriguen was allegedly downloading and sharing the images using a computer at his South Wildbrook home.

Investigators with the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force found evidence of child porn in 2012. Ada County Sheriff’s Office deputies seized computer equipment from the home in late January. An arrest warrant for Uriguen was issued Friday.

Detectives did not believe that Uriguen was a risk of harming anyone or leaving town, so they decided not to arrest him in January when the search warrant was served, according to the Ada County Sheriff's Office. Ada County Sheriff's Office spokesman Patrick Orr said that detectives look at the circumstances of each case before they make the decision to arrest, and waiting to get all the evidence from the computer can help prosecutors have a stronger case.

Four of the counts are for illegally downloading the images, and four are for distributing child pornography. Uriguen faces up to 30 years in prison for each distribution charge and up to ten on each possession charge.

Uriguen is being held in the Ada County Jail in lieu of a $250,000 bond. He will make an initial court appearance Monday afternoon.

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