BEND, OR -- A Redmond man faces numerous charges related to a child sex abuse case. Bend Police began investigating last July, following tips from the International Crimes Against Children Task Force. Detectives determined that a cloud account containing images of child and animal sex abuse belonged to 32-year-old Jacob Trudell.
Authorities searched his Redmond home in January and seized cell phones and computers. After analyzing the evidence, they say they found indications Trudell sexually assaulted a dog at a Bend home, as well as evidence of past sexual abuse of a minor.
The investigation also led to the arrest of a man in North Carolina, associated with images found on Trudell's devices and authorities in multiple cities are working to identify the children.
Trudell was indicted by a grand jury this week on 23 counts: 10 counts of first-degree Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse, 10 counts of second-degree Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse, two counts of Sexual Assault of an Animal and one count fo Encouraging Sexual Assault of an Animal.
He was arrested Wednesday in Idaho and awaits extradition to Oregon.