TBI Charges Maine Man In Pornography Case

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation obtained federal warrants for a Maine man in a child pornography investigation that resulted in his arrest earlier this week.

Jermany Scott Claus, 39, was charged with enticing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct to produce a visual depiction for said conduct and receipt of child pornography. On May 18, the TBI received information that Claus had requested nude/pornographic images of a female juvenile in Athens, Tn., and the victim sent numerous photos to him via cell phone text messages. TBI conducted an undercover operation with the victim’s phone and obtained further evidence to corroborate the victim’s statement. Federal warrants were obtained and the Kittery City Police Department executed search warrants seizing electronic devices at the subject’s residence which could possess electronic images of the victim in the case. Claus was booked into custody of the U.S. Marshals Service in Portland, Maine.

The 10th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office requested the TBI to investigate. The Athens Police Department, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and the Kittery City Police Department all assisted in the investigation.


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