Mon. Sep 26th, 2022

An Arizona man is facing several counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and child molestation after his arrest in Sierra Vista on Friday, September 2.

According to the Sierra Vista Police Department, 80-year-old Jay Anderson is being held without bond in Cochise County Jail.

SVPD opened an investigation in July after receiving a complaint from someone who became aware of several victims of child molestation. During the investigation, SVPD identified other witnesses who reported observing child sexual abuse material on specific digital media allegedly owned by Anderson.

Detectives arrested Anderson after serving a search warrant at his residence on Essex Drive. Police booked him on six counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and child molestation.

Anyone with information relevant to this type of case is asked to contact SVPD Detective Jessica Ferrel at (520) 452-7500.

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By Buffy Gunner

Independent Journalist + Business Owner | Lover of all things true crime. Mantra: Only YOU can be YOU. | Los Angeles Born | buffygunner@illicitdeeds.com