An Aberdeen man was among 22 arrests of what the Washington State Patrol is calling “dangerous sexual predators” who had targeted children in Thurston County.
A multi-day operation run by the state patrol and several partner agencies was dubbed “Operation Net Nanny” was is the 15th operation spearheaded by the WSP’s Missing and Exploited Children Task Force (MECTF).
59 year old Curtis Pouncy of Aberdeen was listed as a suspect in these operations.
Since the original operation in August 2015, the task force says that they have made a total of 246 arrests and rescued more than 30 children across the state.
MECTF’s primary mission is to proactively target those persons involved in child abuse and child exploitation via the internet.
From February 15, 2019 to February 20, 2019, undercover law enforcement officers used various websites on the internet and phone applications to communicate with people interested in having sex with children. The operation generated hundreds of responses. The would-be perpetrators who were arrested over the five day operation traveled to meet with the undercover detectives posing as underage girls and boys with the intent to engage in sexual activity with children as young as six-years-old.
Primary crimes investigated are:
The names of the individuals arrested during the operation are:
Anyone with information related to the suspects listed, or information leading to the identity of victims potentially involved in these cases please contact MECTF at [email protected].
The effort involved more than 70 law enforcement officers, agents, and staff led to the success of this operation. Those agencies involved include:
MECTF is a state law enforcement agency governed by RCW 13.60.110, and not designated as a 501 (c)(3) charity. All proceeds go directly to MECTF and are used explicitly in the identification and safe recovery of exploited children, the investigation of those sexually exploiting children, and successful apprehension and prosecution thereof. Please consult with your tax professional or the Internal Revenue Service to determine if your donation is tax exempt. To donate and support MECTF, please visit: http://www.wsp.wa.gov/crime/mectf/
The funding for this operation was made possible due in part by support from the public as well as a generous donation from Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.). O.U.R. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) who shares the mission of law enforcement agencies to save children and see that child predators are arrested and prosecuted. O.U.R. is privileged and honored to partner with our nation’s law enforcement heroes in this important cause to combat the sexual exploitation of children in our nation’s communities.