Show Low man booked on child sexual exploitation charges

WMI Central - 02-19

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SHOW LOW —Show Low resident, Ricky Payne, 62, was arrested February 7 in the 600 block of East Adams and charged with 20 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. Officers received several leads from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that Payne had allegedly been uploading and sharing hardcore child exploitation material, including hands-on child abuse, to online platforms. When interviewed by officers, Payne admitted to trading images and consented for them to check his phone, which had images on it. The case is under investigation by multiple agencies.