FBI arrests Troutdale man for child sexual exploitation
The FBI has arrested a 19-year-old Troutdale man on allegations of sexual exploitation of children and receipt of child pornography.
Anthony Lozowski was taken into custody late Friday, Oct. 4, following the service of a federal search warrant at his Troutdale home.
The FBI's investigation began late Thursday when agents received a tip from a partner agency that involved the alleged on-going exploitation of a child.
On Saturday, agents obtained a federal criminal complaint for on-going exploitation of a child from a U.S. magistrate judge charging Lozowski with the sex crimes.
The complaint details Lozowski's interview, in which he allegedly admitted to using a social media platform to lure children by getting them to produce and send him sexually explicit images and videos of themselves.
In at least one instance, a victim reported that Lozowski extorted her, telling her he would share images of her with people she knew unless she traveled to meet him for sex.
At this time, agents have identified and contacted two alleged minor victims, and those children are now receiving appropriate victim resources. This investigation is in the earliest stages, and agents are working to determine whether there are other potential victims.
Lozowski made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jolie A. Russo today in Portland, and Judge Russo ordered his detention pending further court proceedings.
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