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30 gigabytes of child porn found in West Jordan home, charges say

By Pat Reavy, KSL.com | Posted - Apr. 17, 2021 at 6:26 p.m.



WEST JORDAN — A West Jordan man was charged Friday with having thousands of pictures and videos of child pornography.

Ryan Krehl Jones, 37, is charged in 3rd District Court with 20 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony.

The state's Internet Crimes Against Children task force began investigating the case in February. A search warrant was served on Jones' home and he was arrested on Wednesday.

He told investigators that he used the computer in his basement to view and share child pornography, according to charging documents.

"Jones explained he deleted the child pornography and the programs used to download it to 'try and get away, but he keeps going back,'" the charges state. "Jones admitted he collected approximately 30 gigabytes of child pornography and stored it on the USB drive."

The task force reviewed the USB drive and found "hundreds of files containing child pornography," according to the charges, consisting of thousands of images.

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