(Boise) – Attorney General Raúl Labrador has announced investigators with his Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit arrested an Idaho Falls man on Wednesday, July 19 for alleged sexual exploitation of a child.
59-year-old John D. McMurtrey was booked into the Bonneville County Jail. He is alleged to have possessed sexually exploitative material.
“One of our key priorities has been to address crimes against children. I am incredibly proud of the work ICAC is doing to protect Idaho’s most vulnerable population. Our office will continue to prosecute those accused of putting children in danger,” Attorney General Labrador said.
The Idaho Falls Police Department, Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office, and Homeland Security Investigations all assisted the ICAC Unit with the arrest.
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.