Couple indicted on production of child pornography has ties to Boy Scouts

Project Safe Childhood is a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.

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The press release posted to the Department of Justice Project Safe Childhood website Friday afternoon indicates that both Jayson E. Wright and Kara E. Wright of Valdosta, Georgia are suspected to have ties to the Boy Scouts of America from August 2015 through the present.

 

"Additional information gathered during the investigation alleges that Kara Wright was possibly an Assistant Scout Master."

 

Both Jayson, 34, and Kara, 31, have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of production of child pornography.  Jayson faces six counts and Kara faces three.  Both are currently being held by the U.S. Marshal Service.

 

The indictment alleges that Jayson and Kara "enticed four minor children to engage in sexually explicit acts which were filed pr photographed."

 

“It is imperative that parents and guardians of children who may have been in contact with these individuals speak to their children, and reach out to investigators at Homeland Security or Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office with any concerns,” said U.S. Attorney Charlie Peeler. “We are thankful for the strong partnership we have with HSI and the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office as we all work relentlessly to protect the safety of the children in the Middle District of Georgia.”

 

The release states that "parents and guardians of children involved in Scouts under the alleged leadership of the Wrights, or whose children otherwise may have come into contact with Wrights, are encouraged to contact the following hotlines to share any concerns related to this investigation:

 

Homeland Security Investigations Tip Line: 866-DHS-2-ICE

Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, Investigations Division: (229) 671-2950

 

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