2 arrested after plane passenger notices man texting about exploiting children – The Seattle Times

TACOMA — Seattle police say a plane passenger contacted authorities as soon as his flight landed in California after he saw a fellow traveler texting someone about sexually exploiting children.

KCPQ-TV reports the passenger was flying Monday from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to San Jose, Calif., when she glanced over, read a man’s texts and took pictures of the conversation.

Police say the man was texting a woman who has access to children as either a caregiver or baby-sitter.

Police detained the man and the Seattle Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children unit found the woman and arrested her at a house in Tacoma. She was living with her ex-husband, his new wife and three children.

Both people were arrested in connection to the text messages, but no charges have been filed as the investigation continues.



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