Acting Captain Rob Huss
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax
*** For Immediate Release***
April 20, 2012
Contact: Lieutenant Ron Mead, Investigative Assistance Division
Phone: 360-704-2422 - Office | 360-731-1614 - BlackBerry
Suspected Sex Offender Extradited from Nebraska to Face Charges
Port Orchard -- Detectives from the Washington State Patrol Missing and Exploited Children’s Task Force (MECTF) returned from Nebraska Friday afternoon after extraditing a suspect in a child pornography case that originated in Port Orchard.
A two year investigation involving detectives from MECTF and the Department of Homeland Security Immigrations and Customs Enforcement concluded with a search warrant being served at the suspect’s Port Orchard residence in January 2010. Detectives recovered thousands of child sex images and videos, and the suspect was charged by the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office with Possession of Depictions of a Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct. The suspect failed to appear and a $100,000 warrant was issued for his arrest.
The suspect was arrested on January 12, 2012 near Fremont, Nebraska after a 28-minute pursuit. Following the pursuit, the suspect began stabbing himself in the neck and leg, causing non-life threatening injuries.
Kevin T. Morrissey, age 55, has been booked into the Kitsap County Jail and will face charges of Possession and Distribution of Child Sex Images.
Details of Morrissey’s arrest in Nebraska is available at the following links from Omaha, Nebraska area media:
- "Man Stabs Himself After Chase" -- Omaha World Herald
- "Chase Suspect Stabs Self in Hospital Parking Lot" -- KETV Omaha News
MECTF is a multi-agency task force within the WSP comprised of detectives from the WSP and the Lakewood Police Department. MECTF provides support to local agencies across the state in cases involving missing and abducted children, and child exploitation.