by Christine Kim
Saturday, July 10, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Detectives are continuing to investigate 25-year-old Johnathan Nichol of Eagle River, who is charged with possessing child pornography, and say there may be additional charges against him.
The Anchorage Police Department says it took about two weeks from first learning about Nichol's images to putting him in jail. It all started with a tip: a post on a community forum for expectant mothers that police believe was a cry for help.
A post by one user asked for advice after finding child pornography on her husband's computer.
"Virtually all the other people on the site said, ‘Call the police, call the police, call the police,'" said APD Det. Glen Klinkhart.
"This is a really good example of how somebody somewhere else in the country saw something, reported it to the Cyber Tip Line and they were able to forward it to us -- and we were able to act on it," Klinkhart said.