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Mayetta man arrested on child exploitation charges

NEWS RELEASE FROM JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

A Mayetta man was arrested Friday on a Jackson County District warrant.

The warrant was issued stemming from an investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office into allegations that Kerry Shawn Wathen Jr., 52, of Mayetta, had unlawfully video recorded victims in a restroom on multiple occasions.

On November 1, 2018, Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies and investigators served search warrants on two Jackson County residences including Wathen’s home east of Mayetta.   Computers, and other electronic items were seized during the search.

Wathen is currently being charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a child and four counts of breach of privacy.  Bond was set on Wathen at $10,000.00.

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