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Search Underway For 3 Kids Taken By Man Wanted For Child Porn: Cops

The children are believed to be with Jason "Travis" Simon, 37, and his girlfriend, Sarah Joy VanOcker-Dunn, 36.
From left: Kaylee Dunn, 9, has blonde hair and blue eyes. Lewis Dunn, 10, has brown hair and brown eyes.
From left: Kaylee Dunn, 9, has blonde hair and blue eyes. Lewis Dunn, 10, has brown hair and brown eyes.

Amber Alerts have been issued in Idaho and Nevada for three children who police say were taken earlier this month by a man wanted on child pornography charges.

Jason "Travis" Simon, 37, is believed to be on the run with his girlfriend, Sarah Joy VanOcker-Dunn, 36, as well as his 6-year-old son and her two kids, ages 9 and 10, Idaho state police said Monday.

After fleeing Caldwell, Idaho, on June 2, the family was last seen in Sparks, Nevada, on Sunday. They were spotted in Arcata, California, on June 8, according to police.

Missing: Jason 'Travis' Simon's son Kadyn Simon, 6, has blonde hair and brown eyes.
Missing: Jason 'Travis' Simon's son Kadyn Simon, 6, has blonde hair and brown eyes.

“All three children are believed to be in imminent danger due to the circumstances,” state police said Monday after issuing the alerts.

Simon’s son, Kadyn Simon, 6, has blond hair, brown eyes, and is 3-foot-4 and 40 pounds.

VanOcker-Dunn’s daughter, Kaylee Dunn, 9, has blonde hair, blue eyes and is 4-feet-2 and 60 pounds. Kaylee's brother, Lewis Dunn, 10, has brown hair and brown eyes. He’s 4-foot-6 and 50 pounds.

Jason "Travis" Simon, 37, and Sarah Joy VanOcker-Dunn, 36, are believed to have been on the run since June 2.
Jason "Travis" Simon, 37, and Sarah Joy VanOcker-Dunn, 36, are believed to have been on the run since June 2.

The family was last seen driving a gold 2006 Pontiac Montana with Idaho Plate 2CJN683. The vehicle is registered to VanOcker-Dunn's ex-husband, Jesse Dunn, state police said.

Police say the family was seen collecting camping equipment from an Emmett, Idaho, home belonging to VanOcker-Dunn’s parents around 5 p.m. on June 2. Shortly after, a third party provided authorities with evidence that Simon was creating child pornography, the Ada County Sheriff’s Department said in a release.

The Sheriff’s Department alerted the public about their disappearance shortly after. It wasn’t until Monday, however, that Amber Alerts were released.

The family may be driving a vehicle similar to this gold 2006 Pontiac Montana. The Idaho plate reads: 2CJN683
The family may be driving a vehicle similar to this gold 2006 Pontiac Montana. The Idaho plate reads: 2CJN683

State police said that the Amber Alerts came at the request of the Caldwell Police Department “after new circumstances arose in the investigation concerning the missing children,” they stated in their release.

In addition to Simon’s pornography warrants, VanOcker-Dunn does not have permission from her children’s father to leave the state with their kids, authorities said.

There is a $100,000 warrant out for Simon’s arrest for Sex Abuse of a child under 16 and a $150,000 warrant for felony custodial interference for VanOcker-Dunn.

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