Kootenai County Man Arrested for Distributing Child Pornography

KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho — The Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested Brandon Ove, 27, of Kootenai County, on July 9, for distribution of child pornography and sexual exploitation of a child (by possession).

The task force was assisted in its investigation by the Lewiston Police Department, Department of Homeland Security, Moscow Police Department, Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, Coeur d’Alene Police Department, Post Falls Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Postal Inspection Service.

The arrest was announced by Idaho Attorney General Raul Labrador on Wednesday, July 10.

“Interagency partnerships and cooperation with ICAC investigations continue to grow,” said Attorney General Labrador. “Protecting children from this type of horrific abuse and exploitation has drawn allies from every corner of Idaho to keep our communities safe.”

Anyone with information regarding child exploitation is encouraged to contact local law enforcement, the Attorney General’s ICAC Unit at 208-947-8700 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.