Corrections officer arrested for child porn

Submitted by PCSO

April 20, 2012 - 2:32 pm
Jeffrey Williams.

An officer with the Arizona Department of Corrections has been arrested and charged after multiple images of child pornography were discovered on his personal computer.

On April 12, members of the Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office and the Casa Grande Police Department responded to a computer repair shop in Casa Grande after a technician reported a computer been brought in by a customer for repair, identified as Jeffrey Williams, 46, of Casa Grande, contained images of children being sexually abused.

Detectives with CGPD seized the computer and obtained a search warrant to have the hard drive examined. Investigators with the PCSO Computer Forensic Lab were able to pull several images including videos of children being sexually abused.

Based on the materials found, an arrest warrant for Williams was issued as well as search warrant for his residence.

Agents with the U.S. Marshal’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Team assisted in arresting Williams at the Arizona DOC prison in lorence where Williams works as a corrections officer.

PCSO and CGPD executed the search warrant of Williams’ residence and seized several more computers and dgital media.

During interviews with investigators, Williams admitted to downloading and uploading child pornography on his home computers using Yahoo.

Williams was booked into the PCSO Adult Detention Center on suspicion on 10 counts sexual exploitation of a minor. He is being held without bond.

The investigation and examination of Williams’ personal computers is ongoing.

For more information on what the state is doing to protect children, click here.


 

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