Booking photo for Jaxon C. Harrop (Courtesy: Cache County Jail)
LOGAN – An 18-year-old man from Logan has been arrested for allegedly sharing pornographic photos and videos of children on the internet. Jaxon C. Harrop was held in Cache County Jail Friday after a search warrant was served on his home.
According to an arrest report, police in Logan City received a CyberTip in November 2020 that said Harrop was trading child pornography through a social media app. The advice, forwarded by the Utah attorney general’s office, included several photos and videos of children between the ages of 4 and 13. The material depicted girls in various stages of being undressed or raped by adult men.
Officers claimed the social media account was accessed in multiple locations in Cache County. The IP addresses were tracked to Harrop’s home in Logan, as well as to a home in Smithfield, where a friend of Harrop’s lives.
Last Friday morning, after monitoring the Logan Residence for several days, officers served Harrop with a warrant. They seized a cell phone, game consoles and memory storage devices.
According to the report, officers arrested Harrop and questioned him. He admitted to using the social media account to participate in an email discussion group devoted to child pornography. He also confessed to viewing and distributing videos and images from various focus groups.
Officers performed a forensic download of Harrop’s cell phone and allegedly located other child pornography images and videos. The material portrays more underage girls in a variety of sexual acts.
Prison records show Harrop was arrested on suspicion of the sexual exploitation of a minor. He is being temporarily held in jail without bail and will likely be brought to justice on formal charges in 1st Tribunal de grande instance Tuesday afternoon.
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