Moscow Assigns Police Officer To Fight Internet Crime

Oct 24, 2016

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In the nine months since the Moscow Police Department created an internet crime position more than a dozen cases have been investigated.

The Lewiston Tribune reports that Capt. Roger Lanier says there has been a national trend of using electronics in crimes, and Latah County is no exception. He says the Moscow Police Department has seen an increase of more than 300 percent in the amount of electronics officers need to process since 2013.

Eric Kjorness serves as Moscow's sole police officer looking into online child pornography and other electronic crimes. Since he moved to the position his investigations have secured two guilty pleas, passed five cases along to state courts and one to federal court.