Medford man charged with possession and distribution of child pornography

A 32-year-old Medford man was arrested this morning and charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.

Stephen B. Gifford, of the 100 block of Pine Valley Drive in Medford, was charged with three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Specifically, a second degree charge involved the distribution of child pornography and two third degree charges were for possession of the material.

Gifford was taken into custody at his residence this morning following the execution of a search warrant. Numerous digital storage devices belonging to Gifford were seized. A review of the devices revealed that they contained pornographic images and videos of adult males engaged in sexual acts with underage females.

The investigation revealed that Gifford uploaded a pornographic image involving a child for others to access. The investigation originated from information received by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Bail was set at $100,000

Anyone with information about this defendant that might be useful to investigators should call the Prosecutor's Office at 609-265-5270.