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News Release
Seaside man arrested on multiple counts of encouraging child abuse - 01/21/22

Seaside, Ore. – January 21, 2022 – On Thursday, January 20, 2022, at approximately 11 a.m., detectives from the Seaside, Warrenton, and Cannon Beach Police Departments, as well as the Clatsop County Sheriffs Office with joint assistance from Oregon and Washingtons Department of Justice (DOJ) and Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Investigators, conducted a search warrant at the residence of John M. Dailey (DOB 1/20/1961), located at 2561 N. Roosevelt, #204, in Seaside, Oregon. 

Seaside Detectives began building a case against Dailey when an ICAC tip was received regarding him downloading and distributing child pornography using various computer devices in his residence. The extensive investigation resulted in the issuance of a search warrant for Daileys residence to be searched and for specific items related to child pornography to be seized and analyzed. 

During the execution of the search warrant, evidence of nine counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse 1 (ORS 163.684) and nine counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse 2 (163.686) were seized and analyzed. With the assistance of Oregon DHS, two juvenile dependents were taken into protective custody. 

Dailey was arrested for the charges without incident and transported to the Clatsop County Jail. This remains an ongoing investigation with potential future pending charges.

The Seaside Police Department would like to thank the above-mentioned agencies for their assistance and commitment to making our communities safer. 

If you have information regarding this investigation, please contact Detective Jess Vaughan at 503-738-6311 or email at

**end of release**

Attached Media Files: 01.21.2022_DaileyArrest.pdf
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