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Man arrested six years after faking death in an effort to avoid child porn charges

by Paul Goldberg
Man arrested six years after faking death in an effort to avoid child porn charges

According to a new report from the NY Post “an Iowa man who faked his own suicide in 2016 to avoid facing child porn charges has been caught, authorities announced.”

Per the report:

Jacob Greer, 28, was nabbed in Spanaway, Washington on Monday – six years after he removed an ankle bracelet and fled from Des Moines, the US Marshals Service said in a statement.

Ted Kamatchus, US Marshal for the Southern District of Iowa, called the arrest “a testament to the tenacity” of the department and other investigative agencies.

“Even though the case went cold, they would not quit,” Kamatchus said.

At the time of his disappearance, Greer had been out on bail from an April 2016 bust on charges of receipt and possession of child porn by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the statement said.

Greer was “a survivalist” who planned to live in abandoned cabins in remote areas of the northwest US and Canada, the statement said.

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