(Boise) – Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says investigators arrested a Nampa man Wednesday for possession of child pornography.

Wasden says investigators with his Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC) arrested Peter Allen Cash, 39, after conducting a search of his home and seizing evidence from his computer. The investigation began after investigators received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Cash is being held in the Canyon County Jail and will face 9 counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Cash also has child pornography possession charges pending in Missouri.

Officials expedited their investigation and arrest after learning that Cash intended to leave the United States this week and move to Canada, Wasden said.

Wasden also praised law enforcement officers from the Boise Police Department, Meridian Police Department, the Nampa Police Department, the Department of Homeland Security Investigations and Canyon County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for assisting in the arrest.

The Idaho Attorney General’s ICAC Unit is a coalition of state and local law enforcement agencies that work with the ICAC Task Force to investigate and prosecute individuals who use the Internet to criminally exploit children.

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