Sheriff's Office

PR #:
2021-145
Date Issued:
Oct 14, 2021 - 7:14PM

For Immediate Release

Regional Detectives arrest Reno man for child pornography

Contact:
Sergeant Jeff McCaskill
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: (775) 328-8710
Cell: (775) 453-0107

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Sparks Police and Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives with the Northern Nevada Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), the Regional Sex Offender Notification Unit (RSONU), and working in conjunction with the Nevada Attorney General’s Office arrested Jason Dobbs, 37, of Reno today for one count of Felony Possession of Child Pornography; One count of Use/ Permit a minor over 14 years of age as a subject of a sexual portrayal; One count of Use/ Permit a minor under 14 years of age as a subject of a sexual portrayal.

When the allegations regarding Jason Dobbs came to light, reports were filed with the Sparks Police Department and The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).  Sparks Police Detectives with the ICAC joint task force initiated the investigation.  Detectives also assigned to the ICAC joint task force with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and the State of Nevada Attorney General’s Office assisted with the investigation. 

Detectives with ICAC developed probable cause to obtain several search warrants for Dobbs’ residence and property.  The warrants were executed and as a result, Jason Dobbs was taken into custody without incident.

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with additional information regarding Jason Dobbs should contact Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives with the ICAC task force by calling (775) 328-3001 or can remain anonymous by calling Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.

The Northern Nevada Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is comprised of investigators form the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, the Sparks Police Department, Reno Police Department, Nevada Attorney General’s Office along with the Department of Homeland Security Investigations and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

Photo:  DOBBS, Jason (DOB 10/03/1984)

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The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.

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