A young Conway man was arrested on Monday afternoon after alleged child pornography was found on a computer investigators believe to be his.
William Joseph Hambuchen, 20, was made the subject of an investigation through means Maj. Andy Shock of FCSO said were new to local law enforcement. Shock wouldn’t comment on the new investigative tools and methods other than to say that they have been effective and can be expected to continue to produce results. Another agency is also a party to the investigation, but Shock wouldn’t say what this agency was.
A search warrant for Hambuchen’s residence at 38 Northlake Circle in the northern Lake Conway area was executed at about 6 p.m. on Monday, and turned up a computer with six videos and one still image investigators say depict the victims of child pornographers. Shock said it doesn’t seem that the illegal material was produced locally or involved local victims. Less than an hour later Hambuchen was arrested at his place of business, Shock said.
FCSO investigators are seeking seven counts of possessing child pornography against Hambuchen, and Shock said that more charges could be in the works relating to more illegal images and videos and a small amount of suspected marijuana also found through the search warrant. Authorities were still sorting through the contents of computers and data storage devices collected through the warrant as of Tuesday afternoon, Shock said.
Last month FCSO arrested 33-year-old Michael A. Feathers of 81 Autumn Hills Lane through a similar investigation involving assistance from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and Shock said that several more investigations are ongoing.
"Just as sure as I’m sitting here in this chair you can expect more arrests," he said.
(Staff writer Joe Lamb can be reached at 505-1238 or by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit.)