Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office Detectives today arrested a 34-year-old Navy Lieutenant for allegedly dealing and possessing child pornography.
The detectives had help with NCIS in arresting the 34-year-old man, who was assigned to the USS Nimitz at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, according to a Facebook post from the sheriff’s office. The man was charged with dealing in depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and possession of depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
Kitsap detectives arrested the man on Feb. 3, 2016, during a human trafficking enforcement detail for patronizing a prostitute. Detectives reportedly obtained a search warrant for his cell phone, where they found more than 9,000 “graphic and disturbing images and videos of minors being sexually violated.”
The man was booked into the Kitsap County Jail, and his bail was set at $250,000. He will be arraigned in Kitsap County District Court at 3 p.m. tomorrow.