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Spokane Police Arrest Child Porn Suspect

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police arrested a Level II Sex Offender for possession of child pornography. Police say the suspect had a large amount of video files which contained known and suspect child pornography and that he was sharing those videos with other people online.

Detectives arrested Christopher M. Ebner Thursday morning after conducting an undercover operation investigating child pornography in Spokane. The official news release from Spokane Police is posted below:

Official News Release:

Detectives with the Spokane Police Special Victims Unit (SVU) executed a search warrant this morning, the fourth in a series of child pornography warrants served in the past couple of weeks.  Christopher M Ebner (10/15/74) was arrested and booked into jail for dealing as well as possessing depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. 

While conducting the undercover operation that led to this arrest, Detective Brian Cestnik found Ebner was in possession of a large amount of video files which contained known and suspected child pornography.  It was also found that Ebner was sharing these videos with other people online.  The videos included children who appeared to be as young as 8 years old engaged in sexually explicit conduct with adults, as well as with other young children.   Ebner is a Level II Registered Sex Offender, with a listed address in the 1400 block of North Hodges, in Spokane Valley.  He has prior convictions of 3rd degree Rape of a Child and for Possession of Depictions of Minors Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct.

Located a short distance away from Ebner's residence is the Central Valley Bus garage with school buses carrying children frequently traveling through the area.  His residence is also within close proximity of the Central Valley Kindergarten Center. 

The Spokane Police Department is committed to protecting the safety of our community and keeping child predators off the streets.  The primary goal of the Spokane Police Special Victims Unit (SVU) is to conduct investigations and undercover operations to protect those vulnerable members of our community and their families.

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