(BOISE) – Attorney General Raúl Labrador has announced investigators with his Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit arrested an Owyhee County man on Thursday, February 29th, 2024, for possession of child sexual abuse material.

Forty-nine-year-old Richard Kellogg was booked into the Owyhee County Jail.  He has been charged with five counts of possession of child sexual abuse material.  The Idaho ICAC Task Force along with Homeland Security Investigations and the Idaho State Police executed a search warrant on a residence in Homedale where illegal contraband including weapons, narcotics, and child sexual abuse material were located. Additional criminal charges are forthcoming.

“I’m grateful for the multi-jurisdictional cooperation in this arrest,” said Attorney General Labrador.  “As you can tell, the combination of exploitative material and the presence of narcotics only increases the dangers to our community and children. I thank our dedicated ICAC Unit investigators and the critical partnerships they have built across the state.”

This arrest was a multi-agency operation consisting of the Investigators and Officers from the Department of Homeland Security, Idaho State Police, and the Idaho ICAC Task Force. Additional support and aid were provided by the Owyhee County Sheriff’s Office and the Homedale City Police Department.

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.