SUTHERLIN, Ore. -- Sutherlin police have arrested an Oakland man on child porn charges, after they say he left the electronic device at the Shell station in Sutherlin.
Officers arrested Jason Daniel Goodman, 33, after what they say was a six month investigation.
An employee of the Shell station found the device back around October of last year. They kept the item at the station waiting for someone to claim it.
In February of this year, Gary Garrison, an employee at the station, asked if he could take the iPod home since nobody claimed it. Police say he went home and charged it up, and that's when his wife found the porn. "When he handed me the phone, I was just kind of looking at it and it didn't seem like anything different to me," said Leighsa Garrison. "I decided to just go through the pictures, and when I saw the pictures, I was just dumbfounded that someone could actually do something like this."
He immediately turned it in to police. Sutherlin police turned it into the Oregon State Police Crime Lab. Officers say the lab was able to pinpoint who had the device when it was left at the business.
According to police, over 1,400 pornographic images included some with children as young as 6-years-old.
Officers obtained a search warrant for Goodman's home, where they seized a laptop, flash drives and modems, which are being sent to the crime lab for analysis.
Goodman was arrested immediately following an interview on Tuesday at the Sutherlin Police Department. He was charged with encouraging child sex abuse and possession of child porn.
Goodman is being held in the Douglas County Jail on $200,000 bail.
Police say the images were downloaded, and have no reason to believe any of the children were local.