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Child porn brings FBI to Oak Harbor

The Federal Bureau of Investigations arrested two Oak Harbor residents Friday night on suspicion of possession and distribution of child pornography.

James Wright, 20, and Tracey Lynn Wright, 19, were charged by complaint in U.S. District Court in Tacoma Tuesday with possession and receipt of child pornography. They were both remanded — held in custody without bail — until a detention hearing scheduled for May 31 in Seattle federal court.

The Oak Harbor police assisted special agents from the Everett office of the FBI in executing a search warrant at the couple’s Oak Harbor home mobile home last Thursday.

Assistant United States Attorney Susan Roe said the FBI seized two computers from the trailer home on Highway 20 behind the Auld Holland Inn. FBI agents created a mirror image of a hard drive and discovered hundreds of images of child pornography, including images of an infant being molested by an adult man.

One image depicts a person who appears to be James Wright in bed with a minor boy. Another image appears to show both James and Tracey Lynn Wright in bed with a minor boy, according to Roe.

The computer, Roe said, also had well-known pornographic images involving a teenage girl that have been routinely found in other child porn cases all over the country.

Roe said the government has 30 days to indict the couple through the grand jury process. She said there’s a possibility that the Wrights could be indicted on further charges.

The FBI would not comment on whether the arrests were related to the case of Donald Leroy Keffler, a 41-year-old Everett man who allegedly took a bus to California to have sex with an 11-year-old girl he met over the Internet.

Before his arrest May 20, Keffler allegedly told an informant that he knows a woman in Oak Harbor who runs a child sex chat room.

You can reach Jessie Stensland at jstensland@whidbeynewstimes.com or call 675-6611.

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