Police: Lynchburg man facing 42 child sexual exploitation charges
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Lynchburg Police Department said they've been working with the Fargo Police Department in North Dakota, along with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Fargo, ND Resident Agency, and the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigations for the past six months.
It's in relation to the online and hands-on sexual exploitation of a 14-year-old girl.
As a result of the investigation, Jared Miller Anderson, 40, of Lynchburg has been arrested and charged with 21 counts of taking indecent liberties with a child under the age of 15 and 21 counts of use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children.
Police said the arrest warrants for Anderson and subsequent search warrants related to the investigation were executed in Lynchburg Friday by LPD's Criminal Investigation Division and Forensics Units, with the help of Special Agents from HSI-Roanoke Resident Agency, US Secret Service-Roanoke Resident Agency, as well as Investigators and a K9 from the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce.
Anderson was arrested without incident in the 2500 block of Langhorne Road.
He's currently being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.
If you have any information about this investigation call Detective K.T. Poindexter of the Lynchburg Police Department at 434-455-6167.
You can also call Crimestoppers at 1-888-798-5900 or submit a tip online.