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Anderson man arrested for possession of child porn, police say

An Anderson man was arrested Friday by the Redding Police Department for possession of child porn and a probation violation, according to RPD.

Posted: Mar 26, 2021 4:20 PM

REDDING, Calif. – An Anderson man was arrested Friday by the Redding Police Department for possession of child porn and a probation violation, according to RPD.

In September 2020, detectives with the Redding Police Department said they received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding a person who was uploading child pornography to a social media site.

Detectives said they wrote several search warrants to various high-tech companies and eventually identified 22-year-old Tanner Purdy from Anderson, as the person who was in control of the social media account. Purdy is also on probation out of Shasta County for burglary, RPD said.

Friday, Detectives went to Purdy’s place of employment and contacted him. Purdy was interviewed, and RPD said he admitted to being in possession of child pornography.

Purdy was arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail for possession of child pornography and a probation violation.

The NCMEC operates the CyberTipline to process reports of child sexual exploitation, including child pornography, online enticement, and contact offenses. The NCMEC reviews these reports and shares them with the appropriate law enforcement agency or Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force.

RPD said anyone can make a report to the CyberTipline, but reporting is required for certain electronic service providers (ESP) who become aware of the presence of child pornography on their systems. In 2018, the CyberTipline processed 18.4 million reports.

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