KRONENWETTER — FBI agents on Monday searched a Kronenwetter home in connection with a child exploitation task force investigation, authorities have confirmed.
One person is in custody on a probation violation as agents removed items from the home, but no official charges have yet been filed in connection with the investigation, police said.
A 20-year-old man who lives there, Peter Jewell-Reigel, was taken into custody on a probation violation but is not yet facing any new charges, police said.
Court records show Jewell-Reigel has a previous child sexual assault case that resulted in a withheld sentence, in which charges of second degree sexual assault of a child would be dismissed if he followed the rules of his probation. Charges of child enticement were dismissed as part of the deal. The plea deal went into effect in March.
The home is located on the corner of Sunny Meadow Drive and Gary Lee Drive off Kowalski Road.
Child sexual exploitation investigations—many of them undercover—are conducted in FBI field offices by Child Exploitation Task Forces (CETFs), which combine the resources of the FBI with those of other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. Their investigations are sometimes connected with Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces, which are funded by the Department of Justice.
This story will be updated as new details are released.