Southern Utah man indicted in federal court following sting operation targeting online predators


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ST. GEORGE — A Washington man arrested during an undercover sting operation by task force agents working under the Utah Attorney General’s Office has been indicted in federal court and faces one count of possession of child pornography and an enticement-coercion charge.

And if convicted, he could spend the rest of his life in federal prison.

Damon Roy Campbell, 50, of Washington, was indicted March 15 in U.S. District Court on two federal charges, including one count of coercion-enticement and one count of possession of child pornography, according to the indictment that was unsealed last week.

The federal case was filed in connection with an undercover sting operation conducted by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) at the end of October 2022. The technique targeted online predators, including those seeking to meet children using various internet and social media message sites in Washington County, according to a police booking affidavit filed in support of the 2022 arrest.

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