The man, 34, was taken into custody at about 7 a.m. after officers with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), Moab police and Grand County Sheriff’s deputies served a warrant on the home on Riversands Road, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. The Times-Independent does not typically name those involved in criminal cases until formal court charges are filed.
The sheriff’s office, in conjunction with ICAC, had obtained a warrant for that address when “prolific activity on known child pornography websites had been tracked to an electronic device at that location,” according to the news release.
Authorities seized a computer at the residence, and a forensic analysis “revealed downloaded images of child pornography,” according to the news release.
The man was booked into Grand County Jail on 20 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of child sexual abuse.