Vancouver man arrested in child porn case

By Paris Achen, Columbian courts reporter

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Updated: May 31, 2012, 8:32 PM

 

A 50-year-old Vancouver man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of dealing and possessing child pornography, according to Vancouver police.

Mark A. Brown, 50, of the 9800 block of S.E. 18th Circle in Vancouver was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of two counts of dealing in depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct and 10 counts of possession of depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Brown’s arrest stemmed from a long investigation by the Vancouver police Digital Evidence Cybercrime Unit. Police served a search warrant at Brown’s home nearly a year ago.

“Sometimes (the time of arrest) depends on the amount of evidence and the sheer amount of time it takes to go through that,” said Vancouver police Sgt. John Chapman. “That’s why there was a significant delay in the time of the warrant and the time of the arrest.”