Child Pornography Investigation Leads to Arrest of Eagle Crest Man

Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office

In December of 2019, detectives with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation after receiving a tip from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) regarding the uploading of images of child pornography from a residence in Deschutes County.   

Detectives were able to determine through their investigation the images were uploaded at the residence belonging to Darwin Born in the 1000 block of Golden Pheasant Dr. in Eagle Crest.  

In February, 2020 detectives served a search warrant at Born’s residence and seized multiple electronic devices. Born and other occupants of the residence were also interviewed at that time. The electronic devices were later analyzed and numerous photographs of child sex abuse were discovered on a computer belonging to Born.  

On May 27, 2020 Born was interviewed again and ultimately lodged in the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail for the above mentioned charges.  

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is a national network of 61 coordinated task forces representing over 4,500 federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies. 

In the past 12 months, tips from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has resulted in fourflash arrests by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office for the possession and distribution of child pornography.    

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Street Crimes, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with six K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.