A North Platte couple is facing child pornography charges after they allegedly used social media to transfer images of child pornography.
According to Lieutenant Steve Reeves with the North Platte Police Department, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) was alerted after someone tried to transfer images of child pornography via a social media account. They determined that the computer was located in North Platte.
The Nebraska Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, which includes the North Platte Police Department, was notified and an investigation was initiated.
Reeves said legal process was served on the social media provider, which led to identifying William Jones and Rayanne Paulman as the suspects.
On December 11, a search warrant was executed on the couple’s home in the 2300 block of East Philip Avenue.
Cell phones, computers, and other electronic devices were analyzed using special preview software, and illegal child pornography images were discovered.
Local law enforcement was notified and, at around 4:30 pm on December 11, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office located Jones and Paulman in Hershey.
They were placed under arrest and jailed at the Lincoln County Detention Center on charges of possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography.
The couple is being held on ten percent of $200,000 bond.