Traves Jorden Dawson

Traves Jorden Dawson

POST FALLS - On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, Post Falls Police Detectives arrested 29-year-old Traves Jorden Dawson on three counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor by Distribution, and seven counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor by Possession.

According to a press release from the Post Falls Police Department, the investigation was initiated in response to numerous Cyber Tips filed with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that had been reported by the social media app 'Kik.' It is alleged that Dawson shared child pornography with other offenders using the social media app.

On Tuesday morning, a search warrant was served at Mr. Dawson's home in the 100 block of N. Cambie St in Post Falls. During the search, detectives reportedly located child pornography on his cell phone, which included photos and videos of prepubescent victims.

Those digital devices have been turned over to the Post Falls Police Department Digital Forensics Lab for further in-depth analysis, as authorized by a search warrant. If more illegal files are located, additional charges may be added.

The investigation was conducted by Detectives and Officers with the Post Falls Police Department, with the assistance of the Kootenai County Prosecutor's Office.