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Tip from national child advocacy group leads to arrest of Mountain Home man

A 33-year-old Mountain Home man is facing a felony charge of sexual exploitation of a child.

Johnathon M. Tucker was booked into the Elmore County Jail on Friday, according to the Idaho Attorney General’s Office.

Tucker was arrested by investigators with the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Unit. They received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Assisting in the investigation were: Mountain Home Police, Elmore County prosecutor, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

Anyone with information about the exploitation of children is urged to contact local police, the Attorney General’s ICAC Unit at 208-334-4527, or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.

Katy Moeller: 208-377-6413