Germantown firefighter charged with sexual exploitation

Jason Edgar charged with sexual exploitation
Jason Edgar charged with sexual exploitation(Memphis Police Department)
Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 10:43 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Germantown Firefighter Jason Edgar is facing charges regarding the sexual exploitation of a minor, according to an affidavit of complaint from the Memphis Police Department.

Memphis Police received a complaint from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The initial report came from Yahoo! Inc. after investigators found child sexual abuse material shared between two email accounts, according to the report.

Investigators identified Edgars as the owner of both of the email accounts, according to the affidavit.

Eight different files of female minors engaging in sexual acts were transferred between the accounts from February 2018 to September 2020, according to the affidavit.

The Germantown Fire Department released a statement following Edgars arrest:

“On Thursday, June 17, Germantown Fire Department member Jason L. Edgar was arrested by the Memphis Police Department and charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. The charge resulted from an investigation that was conducted outside of his employment with the City of Germantown. Upon learning of his arrest and given the serious nature of the allegations, City Administration suspended Mr. Edgar without pay pending an internal review. Any questions related to the details of his arrest should be directed to the lead investigating agency.”

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