Phoenix man arrested on child sex crimes, may have more victims

PHOENIX, Ore. – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says a Phoenix man was arrested Wednesday on child cyber-sex crime charges.

According to police, Joshua Ray Pool, 40 of Phoenix, was arrested at his apartment on North Main Street Wednesday morning.  An investigation into Pool began after police received a report from the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office of a child being exploited through X, formerly known as Twitter.

Pool was charged with using a child in display of sexually explicit content and encouraging child sex abuse.

Investigators believe Pool may have more victims throughout the United States.

If you have any information on the suspect, you can contact investigators through the Sheriff’s App “Submit a Tip” feature.  You can also call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) Tip Line at (541) 774-8333 and reference case number 23-1667.

Police say detectives are interviewing possible witnesses and people involved.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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Taylar Ansures is a producer and reporter for NBC5 News. Taylar is from Redding, California and went to California State University, Chico. After graduating, she joined KRCR News Channel 7 in Redding as a morning producer. She moved to Southern Oregon in 2022 to be closer to family and became KTVL News 10’s digital producer. Taylar is currently finishing her Master's Degree in Professional Creative Writing through the University of Denver. In her free time, Taylar frequents independent bookstores and explores hiking trails across Southern Oregon and Northern California.
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