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Man Charged with Multiple Counts of Encouraging Child Sex Abuse - 08/28/17

On August 28th, 2017, Corvallis Police Department Detectives arrested Corey Robert Koch, a 35-year-old Wilsonville resident, for 54 counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse II. The investigation began on April 13th, 2017, at 9:45pm when Koch was arrested for peeping through the window of a partially dressed female in the 700 block of SW Washington Ave in Corvallis. Koch was seen wearing a mask while standing outside a window to a residence, and ran when confronted by a community member. The community member chased and detained Koch until police arrived on scene. Upon his arrest, Koch's black mask and cell phone were seized as evidence. At that time, he was charged with Invasion of Personal Privacy and Criminal Trespass II.

After conducting search warrants on Koch's cell phone, investigators located several images and videos of unidentified females who had been photographed in various states of undress, without their knowledge. Those victims and the location where those photos were taken are currently undetermined.

Also located on the cell phone during the searches were thousands of child sex abuse images. Based on the additional evidence obtained from the phone, Koch was contacted on August 28th, at his place of work in Philomath, and arrested on the 54 counts of Encouraging Child Sex Abuse II. Koch was transported to the Benton County Jail where he is being held on $4,050,000 bail. The investigation is continuing, and anyone with information relating to this case can contact Detective Greg Kantola at 541-766-6781.

https://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/inmate_detail?inmate=1700001391