Port Orchard man jailed on child pornography charges

Explicit images of minors found on his cellphone

PORT ORCHARD — A 40-year-old man who confessed to a Seattle Veterans Hospital physician of his sexual attraction to children and admitted to regularly viewing child pornography and having molested minors in the past, was arrested by Port Orchard Police and booked into Kitsap County Jail for possession of child pornography.

Scott Anthony Turner was charged in Kitsap County Superior Court Oct. 18 with four counts of first- and second-degree child pornography. Bail was set at $75,000. Turner pleaded not guilty to the charges.

After being granted a court search warrant, a Port Orchard Police detective searched his cellphone and found a number of explicit photos of juvenile pre-to-early pubescent females believed to be 12 to 14 years old, who were nude in the images. Turner, of Port Orchard, told detectives he has used his cellphone over the last 18 months to search for pornographic images of underage children.

Turner said he also had secretly taken photos of his children’s friends at his home and then photoshopped their faces onto nude photos of minors he had already saved. He told detectives that he “was concerned where this behavior would lead and if he might do something to one of his children’s friends.”

The man said he had a history of molesting minors while he was in his late teens to early 20s.

Turner will face trial for his child pornography charges at 9 a.m. on Dec. 9, according to court records.