(Boise) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced investigators with his Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit arrested a Meridian man Thursday, June 7, for alleged Sexual Exploitation of a Child.

39-year-old Dana O. Messenger was booked into the Ada County Jail following his arrest. He is alleged to have downloaded child pornography over a peer-to-peer network.

The Ada County Prosecutor’s Office, Meridian Police Department, Department of Homeland Security and the FBI all assisted in the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding the exploitation of children is encouraged to contact local police, the Attorney General’s ICAC Unit at 208-334-4527, or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.

The Attorney General’s ICAC Unit works with the Idaho ICAC Task Force, a coalition of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, to investigate and prosecute individuals who use the internet to criminally exploit children.

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