Affidavit: Child porn investigation leads to arrest of sex abuse suspect in Camas

Nicolas Clark in court (Photo courtesy: Amanda Cowan, The Columbian)

CAMAS, WA (KPTV) - An investigation into child pornography on the blogging site Tumblr led to the arrest of a Camas man now accused of sexually abusing a child, according to court documents.

The investigation began in late August when Tumblr reported an image of suspected child pornography being uploaded through its services. The tip included two IP addresses for the suspect’s address.

Search warrants led to the suspect, 40-year-old Nicolas Aaron Clark, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The affidavit states numerous images and videos of child pornography were discovered on electronic devices seized from Clark.

Evidence led investigators to identify Clark as abusing a child known to him in the images and videos that were seized as evidence, according to court documents.

The Columbian reported Clark had coached for Clark County Youth Football when he was initially arrested on child pornography charges in October, but he was removed from the league once allegations surfaced against him.

Clark was arraigned Wednesday on charges of rape of a child and sexual exploitation of a minor. He pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to face trial in February 2019.

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