Man formerly stationed at D-M convicted for sexual exploitation of a child

Posted at 2:53 PM, Nov 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-07 21:48:14-05

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has announced a jury found 34-year-old Jesse Ryan Swaffar guilty of 10 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. 

Before Swaffar was indicted, he was in the Air Force stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. He was discharged from the Air Force when Tucson police began their investigation. 

The Arizona Attorney General's Office says a Tucson Police Department investigation found thousands of videos and pictures of child pornography on Swaffar's computer. 

On April 7, 2015, TPD received a 9-1-1 call from Swaffar's girlfriend who claimed she found child pornography on his computer. 

TPD seized multiple hard drives and computers from Swaffar's residence. 

Authorities say 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 Arizona Attorney General's Office says the victims in the pictures and the videos were under 15 years of age. 

Swaffar will be sentenced on December 1.