(Boise) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced investigators with his Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit arrested a Meridian man on Thursday, November 18, for alleged sexual exploitation of a child.

48-year-old Derek M. Vaniman was booked into the Ada County Jail. He is alleged to have possessed sexually exploitative material.

The Meridian Police Department, Ada County Sheriff’s Office and the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office assisted the ICAC Unit with the case.

Anyone with information regarding the exploitation of children is encouraged to contact local police, the Attorney General’s ICAC Unit at 208-947-8700, or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.

The Attorney General’s ICAC Unit works with the Idaho ICAC Task Force, a coalition of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, to investigate and prosecute individuals who use the internet to criminally exploit children.

Parents, educators and law enforcement officials can find more information and helpful resources at the ICAC website, ICACIdaho.org.