Sheriff's Office

For Immediate Release

PR #: 2000108
Date Issued: Sep 01, 2020 - 12:10pm

Regional detectives arrest Sparks man for possession of child pornography

CONTACT: Sarah Johns
911 Parr Blvd
Reno, NV. 89512
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

Sparks Police Detectives with the Northern Nevada Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force which is also comprised of Washoe County Sheriff's Office, Reno Police Department, Nevada Attorney General's Office along with the Federal Bureau of Investigations arrested Shane Adam Lynch, 21, of Sparks this morning for felony possession of child pornography.

Lynch was identified by the Task Force after multiple tips were received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Lynch's arrest comes after an extensive investigation which began in February of 2020. According to Sparks Police Detectives, Lynch had a cache of child pornography which included thousands of images. Investigators do not believe they include any local children.

Anyone with information regarding Lynch that may further investigators' case is asked to call (775) 328-3048 and reference case number WC20-3556.


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.