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Sex offender charged again
Detective finds evidence of illicit webcam relations
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Albert Ellsworth Hoelscher could face up to 12 years in prison for the Class B felony of sexual exploitation of a minor.
A convicted sex offender has been charged with sexual exploitation of a minor after police found child pornography on his computer and evidence he had illicit webcam relations with a young girl.The man, Albert Ellsworth Hoelscher, 34, could face up to 12 years in prison for the Class B felony of sexual exploitation of a minor. He has a prior conviction in 2003 on the charge of gross sexual imposition and was on probation and listed on the state’s sexual offender registry at the time of his arrest this past week.It was his probation officer who made the discovery during an inspection of his Westwood home. Police were called and did an on-scene analysis of the computer hard drive.“On the initial investigation of his computer, we found several videos of a girl under the age of 13 engaging in sexual activity on webcam recordings,” said McMinnville police detective Todd Rowland, noting Hoelscher admitted the computer on which the records were found belonged to him.“The videos depict (self-touching) scenes,” the warrant claims, noting there was evidence that the suspect communicated with the young girl over the internet during webcam meetings and told her what he wanted to see.