Acting on a tip from the organization Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC), Deschutes County Detectives served a search warrant at the residence of George C. Staab on Cayuse Drive in Sisters on Tuesday, May 14. Staab, age 73, was suspected of possessing and distributing child pornography.

DCSO reports that during the search warrant detectives located a large amount of child pornography. Based on evidence located at Staab’s residence and statements allegedly made by Staab during his interview, he was lodged in the Deschutes County Adult Jail on charges of Encouraging Child Sex Abuse in the First and Second Degree.

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program is a national network of 61 coordinated task forces representing over 4,500 federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies.

DCSO reports that the investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible.