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News Release
Tip Leads to Search Warrant and Arrest for Possession of Child Pornography (Photo) - 07/30/21

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: July 30, 2021


Location: 25000 block of Elk Ln. Bend

Arrested: Kyler Gaede, 22 year old male, Bend

Charges: Encouraging Child Sex Abuse I (10 counts) and Encouraging Child Sex Abuse II (10 counts) 


In June 2021, detectives from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office received a tip from the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) about Kyler Gaede being in possession of images of child sex abuse. 

After receiving the tip, detectives began investigating Kyler Gaede. Detectives applied for and were granted a search warrant to seize Gaede’s electronics. Detectives executed this search warrant in the beginning of July. Various electronic devices were seized during the search warrant. Search warrants were then granted to search the seized electronic devices. The devices were analyzed by DCSO Digital Forensic detectives and additional search warrants were granted for online accounts used and operated by Gaede. The search of these accounts revealed numerous images of child sex abuse and Gaede’s involvement in the distribution of child pornography.

On July 29, 21 Gaede was interviewed again by detectives and later lodged in the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail on the above mentioned charges. 

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

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. NCMEC works with families, victims, private industry, law enforcement, and the public to assist with preventing child abductions, recovering missing children, and providing services to deter and combat child sexual exploitation.

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, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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