Anchorage lifeguard charged with distributing child pornography

Jonathan Daniel Sabet
Jonathan Daniel Sabet

A former Anchorage lifeguard has been arrested for possessing and distributing child pornography. Twenty-two-year-old Jonathan Daniel Sabet worked at the East High School Pool. A Parks & Recreation press release says he passed two FBI background checks before he was hired in 2010.

The Anchorage Police Department started investigating Sabet in April. Investigators worked undercover and received videos from the suspect that showed the sexual exploitation of children. Special agents with the FBI also received videos from him in July. The police searched his house on Wednesday and found more child pornography. He was arrested and is being held on a $15,000 bail.

The APD says this is an ongoing investigation. They encourage anyone who might have more information or who thinks their child might have had an inappropriate interaction with Sabet to contact them at 786-8500.

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