East Wenatchee young adult arrested in child porn investigation

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EAST WENATCHEE — An 18-year-old suspect allegedly admitted to possessing child pornography Friday after a tip from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force led to his arrest.

East Wenatchee police arrested Tevyn Lee Valeson early Friday and seized his electronic devices under a search warrant. Police Chief Rick Johnson said Valeson faces a possible 15 criminal counts in the investigation.

Once questioned, Valeson allegedly admitted to taking and possessing explicit photos of minors, as well as sexually molesting at least two victims in the last three years.

Police say Valeson was previously arrested on child pornography charges in 2018, when he was a juvenile.