Male Arrested for Child Pornography Charges

Medford Police Dept.

In August of 2019, Medford Police Detectives opened an investigation into a local resident involved in the sharing of child pornography. While these images are not believed to be of local children, they were being shared and downloaded nationwide via the internet. Thanks to advancements in "Child Rescue Coalition Technology," Medford detectives were able to track these images to a computer inside a home in the 900 block of Mt. Pitt Street, Medford.

A search warrant for the residence was obtained and detectives executed the search warrant on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019.

Detectives found the suspect, Timothy Jay Hanson, 59 years old, at the residence, along with evidence of child pornography. Computers and electronic devices were seized during the search warrant. 

Hanson was arrested on 3 counts of Encouraging Child Sex Abuse 1st Degree, and 3 counts of Encouraging Child Sex Abuse 2nd Degree, bail $100,000.

Hanson Mug Shot