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Man arrested in child pornography investigation

By Pat Reavy, KSL | Posted - Jul. 3, 2020 at 5:01 p.m.



WEST VALLEY CITY — A man arrested for investigation of child porn is also being investigated for possible child sex abuse, according to police.

Octavio Moreno, 21, was arrested Thursday for investigation of 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

The investigation began after the FBI in Salt Lake City received a tip from federal agents in Midland, Texas, that “they had evidence that (Moreno) was distributing child pornography online,” according to a police affidavit.

Agents with the Child Exploitation Task Force served a search warrant on Moreno’s home Tuesday morning. He was arrested after investigators found pictures and videos of child pornography on his phone, the affidavit states.

Moreno also told agents that he is “a hands-on sex offender of a minor child” in his neighborhood, according to the affidavit. That allegation remained under investigation Thursday.

Investigators also found pictures of neighborhood children in their bathing suits on Moreno’s phone that he allegedly took without the child’s knowledge, the affidavit states.

Pat Reavy

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