Internet Child Sex Crimes Suspect Arrested

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Cottage Grove, Ore. – Lane County Sheriff’s Office detectives recently received information from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force that a subject, later identified as 22 year old MATTHEW AARON BLOMQUIST, had uploaded approximately 40 separate files of child pornography to a messaging platform named ‘Kik’. As deputies investigated, they learned that Blomquist had been living at a residence in the 80000blk of Horn Rd. north of Cottage Grove.

FBI investigators obtained a search warrant for Blomquist’s residence. LCSO detectives assisted the FBI with the execution of this warrant on Wednesday of this week. Several videos containing homemade child pornography were located on Blomquist’s phone. Evidence was also discovered indicating that Blomquist has been filming himself sexually abusing a child in the recent past.

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Blomquist was taken into custody and lodged at the Lane County Jail on charges including Sex Abuse in the 1st Degree, Using a Child in Display of a Sex Act, Encouraging Child Exploitation in the 1st Degree, and Encouraging Child Exploitation in the 2nd Degree.

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the FBI Eugene Office for their assistance with this case.

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News Release from Lane Co. Sheriff’s Office
Posted on FlashAlert: October 20th, 2022 5:00 PM

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