For some reason, people think that the stuff they do on the internet can’t be traced. This week, the Boise Police Department and the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children’s Unit proved this isn’t the case.
On Tuesday, August 31, a Boise man was arrested for allegedly exchanging naked pictures with a 10-year girl online. The girl’s mom had reported the incident to the authorities. Apparently, 27-year old Zane Beckman had asked the girl to send him naked pictures of herself. He then proceeded to send her naked pictures of himself. These exchanges took place on social media.
This isn’t the first time this man has been accused of such behavior. In both 2010 and 2014, he had been suspected of having sexual relations with minor girls. However, for some reason, no charges were filed in either incident.
The man was arrested on Tuesday by the Boise Police Department. Their investigation of the matter and the arrest were assisted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho and the United States Postal Inspection Service.
The report did not confirm if he sent the naked pictures through the U.S. Postal Service. However, they did assist in the arrest and will work with the D.A. to prosecute the man.
If convicted, the man will be facing many years in prison. He will also be required to register as a sex offender on the Idaho sex offender registry. He should be thankful they never filed charges in the 2010 and 2014 incidents, or this would not be his first offense.
The girl’s name has obviously not been released at this time.
If you’re charged with any sort of sex crime in Boise, you need to call and talk to one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys.