TMCNet:  Minneapolis child porn investigation leads to Rochester [Post-Bulletin, Rochester, Minn.]

[March 04, 2010]

Minneapolis child porn investigation leads to Rochester [Post-Bulletin, Rochester, Minn.]

(Post-Bulletin (Rochester, MN) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Mar. 4--An investigation that started in Minneapolis has led to a criminal charge against a Rochester man accused of having pornographic images of children on his computer.

Jason William Fuchs, 21, 2015 41st St. N.W., No. E-17, is charged with a felony of possessing pornographic work on a computer disk, and he is summoned to appear April 1 in Olmsted District Court.

According to the criminal complaint, police were called by Dale Hanson, an officer with the Minneapolis Police Department, who also is on the Minnesota Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Hanson discovered several files of child pornography available for download from a computer traced to an apartment shared by Fuchs. Hanson noted that on five occasions over a seven-month period, he was able to locate shared child pornographic images from a computer at this residence. Rochester police obtained a search warrant Sept. 1.

Police seized the hard drive from Fuchs' computer, along with two memory cards and the hard drive to his gaming system, which allows Internet access. There were four files of child pornography, the complaint says. Fuchs was questioned by police and said his intentions were to look for images of adult women and not children, and he denied a curiosity to look at child pornography, the complaint says.

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