Crime

Parma man arrested on child pornography possession, distribution charges

A Parma man was arrested on child pornography charges last week.

The Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Unit arrested Jason L. Harvey, 45, last Thursday for alleged possession and distribution of child pornography, according to a release from Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden’s office. The Parma Police Department, Canyon County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Attorney’s Office assisted the unit.

Harvey was arraigned in federal court on Friday, according to the release. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho will prosecute the case.

Anyone with information regarding the exploitation of children is encouraged to contact local police, the Attorney General’s ICAC Unit at 208-947-8700, or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.

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Investigative reporter Nicole Foy covers Latinos, agriculture and government accountability issues. She graduated from Biola University and previously worked for the Idaho Press and the Orange County Register. Her Hispanic affairs beat reporting won first place in the 2018 Associated Press regional awards. Ella habla español.
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