FLORENCE, Ariz. – An officer with the Arizona Department of Corrections has been arrested and charged after multiple images of child pornography were discovered on his personal computer.
|Jeffrey Williams, 46|
On 4/12/2012, Members of the Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office and the Casa Grande Police Department responded to a computer repair shop in Casa Grande after a technician reported a computer that had been brought in by a customer for repair, identified as Jeffrey Williams, 46, of Casa Grande, contained images of children being sexually abused.
Detectives with CGPD seized the computer and obtained a search warrant to have the hard drive examined. Investigators with the PCSO Computer Forensic Lab were able to pull several images including videos of children being sexually abused.
Based on the materials found, an arrest warrant for Williams was issued as well as search warrant for his residence.
Agents with the US Marshall’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Team assisted in arresting Williams at the Arizona DOC prison in Florence where Williams works as a corrections officer.
PCSO and CGPD executed the search warrant of Williams’ residence and seized several more computers and digital media.
During interviews with investigators, Williams admitted to downloading and uploading child pornography on his home computers using Yahoo.
Williams was booked into the PCSO Adult Detention Center on ten counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
where he is being held with no bond.
The investigation and examination of Williams’ personal computers is ongoing.
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to learn more about what Arizona is doing to protect our children.