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Man arrested for alleged sexual exploitation of a minor

Ryan K. Baum | Bonneville County Jail
IDAHO FALLS — A 38-year-old man was booked into the Bonneville County Jail on Wednesday for allegedly possessing sexually exploitative material.
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According to the affidavit of probable cause, the investigation into Ryan K. Baum started last year. The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Department report said a detective was assigned a cyber tip in March from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
The report stated Microsoft informed them of a user who had uploaded four images of child sexual material to their server the previous month.
The detective learned Baum had these pictures and on April 20, a warrants team consisting of Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force members, the Idaho Falls Police Department, and the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at Baum’s residence.
“After a preliminary forensic search of Baum’s electronic devices, more than a dozen images of child sexual abuse material were found,” the report said. “In an interview, Baum admitted to having a pornography problem for some time. Baum talked about addiction to taboo images and said he regrets looking at child sexual abuse.”
Baum is facing four counts of sexual exploitation of a child. He had an initial appearance in Bonneville County Magistrate Court on Thursday where bond was set at $10,000. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on May 4 at 1 p.m.
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