POST FALLS, ID – A multi-agency investigation resulted in the arrest of a 61-year-old Post Falls man on a federal child pornography production charge. Kevin Ronald Richmond, of Post Falls, was taken into custody without incident by Post Falls Police on Wednesday.
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 an electronic service provider. It is alleged that Richmond was saving child pornography in cloud storage.
At the time of the arrest, a search warrant was conducted at Richmond’s Post Falls residence. Richmond’s digital devices were collected as evidence and have been submitted to the Post Falls Police Department Digital Forensics Lab for in-depth analysis, as authorized by a search warrant. If more illegal files are located, further charges may be added at a future date.
The US Secret Service, the US Marshal’s Service, Homeland Security Investigations, the Post Falls Police Department, the Moscow Police Department, and the Idaho Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit all assisted in the investigation.