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Salem Police release details on arrest of Salem man on sexual assault and child pornography charges

Salem Police release details on arrest of Salem man on sexual assault and child pornography charges

Salem Police say a 19-year-old Salem man was arrested for predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and three counts of child pornography following an investigation started by a tip received by the Internet Crimes Against Children.

A search warrant was executed by Salem Police and a task force member from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department on the home of Dustin Peach of South Lackey last Thursday. Among the items seized from Peach’s home was his phone. It allegedly contained three photos of a sex act being committed against a child under the age of three.

After questioning, Salem Police say Peach admitted to committing a sexual act with the child in the photos and was taken into custody.

Police say the photos were allegedly taken in December when Peach was babysitting the child to which he had no relation. Peach is expected to make his first appearance in court on the charges on Friday.