Tucson Man Found Guilty of Sexual Exploitation of a Child

TUCSON – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a jury found Jesse Ryan Swaffar guilty of 10 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. A Tucson Police Department investigation found thousands of videos and pictures of child pornography on Swaffar's computer.

On April 7, 2015, the Tucson Police Department received a 911 call from Swaffar’s girlfriend who claimed she found child pornography on Swaffar’s computer.  TPD seized multiple computers and hard drives from Swaffar’s residence. A full forensic examination found thousands of pictures and videos of child pornography that had been organized into folders and stored on various electronic devices, including an encrypted hard drive. Swaffar was arrested and indicted on 10 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. The victims in the pictures and videos were under 15 years of age.

Before he was indicted, Swaffar, 34, was in the Air Force stationed at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson. He was discharged from the Air Force when the Tucson Police Department began its investigation.

Swaffar will be sentenced on December 1, 2016.

The Arizona Attorney General's Office is prosecuting this case.