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Man arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

December 18, 2023
NEWS RELEASE

Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies assigned to the Ammon Division arrested a man in a parking lot yesterday after discovering a device containing child pornography. Around 1:40pm Deputies responded to a report of a man seen parked in a vehicle at the Famous Footwear parking lot watching pornography. Deputies located the vehicle and identified the driver as 50 year old Shawn Theron Peterson and found he was on Felony Parole.

Mr. Peterson admitted to Deputies as a condition of his parole he was not supposed to be in possession of a non-approved mobile device. After contacting Mr. Peterson’s parole officer, Deputies were asked to search the device and Mr. Peterson’s vehicle for other contraband. In the process Deputies discovered the device had multiple images of underage kids without clothing and in pornographic settings.

Peterson was taken into custody at that time and transported to the Bonneville County Jail. Mr. Peterson was booked for Possession of Sexually Exploitive Material, a Felony.

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