Suspect arrested on child porn charges

Feb 11 2012 - 10:51pm

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OGDEN -- Jason Knudsen, 33, was arrested late Thursday on suspicion of possessing child pornography.

The Weber County Attorney's Office filed 10 second-degree felony charges against Knudson in 2nd District Court on Friday.

The case started with the Utah Attorney General's Office and was referred to Zeke Swander, a Syracuse Police Department detective.

Swander served a search warrant at a home in Sunset. Police took several computers from the home but did not find any child pornography on them, according to an affidavit for Knudsen's arrest warrant.

The affidavit does not indicate when the investigation began, but charges filed against Knudsen state that the offenses occurred on Oct. 19.

Swander eventually tracked an IP address he had been keeping an eye on to Knudsen's home in Ogden. The Sunset home was his brother's, the affidavit reads.

Police took several items, including computers, as evidence from Knudsen's home on the 2400 block of Adams Avenue. He was the only one living at the home and refused to speak to the officers, according to the affidavit.

Based on what a computer forensics laboratory found, the Weber County Attorney's Office filed the 10 counts of sexual exploitation of minor against him.

Officers arrested him and booked him into Weber County Jail Thursday night.

A second-degree felony is punishable by one to 15 years in prison and a fine of $10,000.

Knudsen does not have a prior criminal history in Utah, according to a court documents search.

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