Skip to main content
Press Release

Pendleton Man Charged with Possessing Child Pornography, Additional Victims Sought

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore.—On June 13, 2023, a federal grand jury in Portland returned an indictment charging a Pendleton, Oregon man with possessing child pornography.

Cameron Jacob Sheoships, 55, has been charged with one count of possession of child pornography.

According to the indictment, on or about May 24, 2023, Sheoships is alleged to have knowingly and unlawfully possessed material containing child pornography, including depictions of a child under 12 years old.

On May 25, 2023, Sheoships made his initial appearance in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Armistead. He was released on conditions pending future court proceedings.

If convicted, Sheoships faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.

This case was investigated by the FBI. It is being prosecuted by Cassady A. Adams, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.

An indictment is only an accusation of a crime, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

If you or someone you know are in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1.

Anyone who has information about possible crimes committed by Sheoships, or the physical or online exploitation of any children, are encouraged to call the FBI at (503) 224-4181 or submit a tip online at

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

Updated June 14, 2023

Project Safe Childhood