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Provo police seeking more victims in child sex case

Published April 22, 2013 6:05 pm

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Allegations continue to mount against a Provo man charged with child sex crimes.

Police suspect Isaac Jacob Ingles, 29, of molesting a total of five children, according to Provo Lt. Mathew Siufanua. An arrest report states that some of the abuse happened between August 2010 and December 2012. Police also suspect Ingles of having child pornography on his computer.

Ingles' attorney could not be reached for comment Monday afternoon.

Ingles came to the attention of police during an Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation. The investigation showed that someone was transmitting child pornography from a Provo home near Timpview High School. In September, the investigation prompted officers to search Ingles' home, where they found child pornography, according to police. Siufanua said the child pornography investigation led police to the first three sex abuse victims.

Police booked Ingles into jail March 4. Shortly thereafter, prosecutors charged him with six first-degree felonies for aggravated sexual abuse of a minor and 30 second-degree felonies for sexual exploitation of a minor. Siufanua said the 30 second-degree felonies represent each unique image of child pornography investigators discovered on Ingles' computer.

The investigation continued after Ingles' arrest and according to Siufuana turned up two additional victims just days ago. Siufanua said all five victims are residents of Utah County.

Investigators are still trying to determine if Ingles manufactured child pornography, Siufanua said. Siufanua also declined to say how Ingles gained access to his alleged victims.

Ingles' LinkedIn profile lists his job as a web developer who has "dabbled in photography and cinematography." The profile also states that he worked as a technician at the Utah State Hospital, was a member of the Army Reserve and worked for the LDS church on film productions, among other things.

His initial court appearance related to the new alleged victims is scheduled for Tuesday. Additional charges are pending.

Siufanua also said police believe there may be even more victims. Anyone with information about the case or other victims is urged to call police at 801-852-6210.

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