On Monday March 11th, Seaside Police detectives executed a search warrant at 1871 South Columbia #2 in Seaside. The search warrant was issued following an internet investigation lasting several months involving Seaside Police Detectives and the Washington County Inter Agency Child Exploitation Prevention Team (INTERCEPT).
Their investigation showed someone at the residence was downloading sexually explicit images of children as well as making the images available to others via the internet. Two computers as well as hundreds of DVDs and VHS tapes were seized during the execution of the warrant and will be analyzed for evidence in the following weeks.
Seaside Police detectives arrested Bert L. Rydberg, age 51, of Seaside on charges of Encouraging Child Sex Abuse. He was transported to the Clatsop County Jail awaiting arraignment. Seaside Police is requesting assistance from anyone with information regarding Bert L. Rydberg asking them to contact Seaside Police Detective Jeffrey Oja at 503-738-6311.