Watertown Man Facing Child Porn Charges

(Watertown) A Watertown man made his initial appearance in court Thursday on charges he possessed illicit images of children. Jared Osborn is facing eight felony counts of Child Pornography. In July, a Watertown police officer began investigating a CyberTipline report made against two Google accounts that uploaded illegal images. According to the criminal complaint, the accounts were tied back to Osborn. When the 30-year-old was brought in for questioning, he allegedly asked if this was involving (quote) “child stuff.” Osborn reportedly admitted to searching for the illicit content and attempting to save it in a draft email on his google account. If convicted, Osborn faces up to 200 years in prison. A signature bond was set at $5,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 28th.