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Detectives arrest man for child pornography

A 72-year-old man from the Cloverdale area was arrested on March 11 on multiple charges related to child pornography.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office reports that in February 2021, the Redmond Police Department took a report regarding the possession of child pornography. During their investigation they wrote a search warrant for a computer belonging to Peter Hiatt. They also determined all of the alleged crimes were committed within the jurisdiction of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and forwarded the case to DCSO detectives. A DCSO digital forensic detective conducted a forensic examination of the computer and allegedly found numerous photographs of child sex abuse.

Detectives arrested Hiatt and transported him to jail, where he was lodged on a total of 69 charges of encouraging child sex abuse.


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