Here's an update on a case police have been working for a while. Jess Peacock has been sentenced to serve two years on a charge of possessing child porn.
The Alaska Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force learned of the violation after getting a tip, and its officers searching his quarters at a North Slope oil field found his computer in the act of downloading child pornography when they arrived. Here's the APD press release:
Barrow resident Jess Peacock was sentenced in Barrow court on March 4, 2009 on one count of possession of child pornography which is a C felony, (AS 11.61.127).
In June 2008 the Anchorage Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit was alerted to a person who possessed images and videos of child sexual exploitation. The original report was that the defendant was in Anchorage so APD Cyber Crimes Unit Detective Mark Thomas and now Sgt. Kevin Vandegriff investigated the case.
Det. Thomas found that the suspect was Jess Peacock and that he was working at Kuparuk and living in Barrow. With the assistance of Conoco Phillips and the North Slope Borough Police Department, simultaneous search warrants were served in Kuparuk and on his residence in Barrow.
Numerous images of child sexual exploitation were found on Peacock’s laptop computer so he was arrested and charged with Possession of Child Pornography. He was prosecuted by the Anchorage District Attorneys Office of Rural Prosecution in Barrow.
On March 4, 2009 Jess Peacock was sentenced to one count of Possession of Child Pornography in Barrow court. He was sentenced to 6 years with 4 years suspended and 5 years of probation.