BendBend music teacher arrested, accused of possessing explicit images of children

Bend music teacher arrested, accused of possessing explicit images of children

Bend music teacher arrested, accused of possessing explicit images of children

Bend Police Patch

A music teacher from Bend has been arrested, accused of possessing explicit images of children.

The Bend Police Department says Erik Duane Ekstrom, 35, is facing two counts of first-degree encouraging child sexual abuse.

Police say they received a report on Aug. 11 from the Department of Justice’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program that video showing child sexual abuse had been uploaded and linked to Ekstrom’s digital devices. Other tips came that also directed police to Ekstrom’s digital devices.

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Police executed a search warrant Thursday morning at a location on NE Viking Avenue in Bend. Bend Police said multiple digital devices were seized and Ekstrom was arrested.

Ekstrom has been identified as a music teacher in the Bend-La Pine School District.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Ian Macdonell at the non-emergency dispatch line, 541-693-6911.

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