Amber Alert issued for 3 missing Idaho kids who may be with suspected child molester

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amberBOISE, Idaho (AP) — Law enforcement officials have issued an Amber Alert for three young Idaho children believed to traveling with a suspected child molester.

Ten-year-old Lewis “Louie” Dunn, 9-year-old Kaylee Dunn and 6-year-old Kaydn Simon were last seen in Sparks, Nevada, on Sunday. Law enforcement officials have been looking for the kids since early June and believe they are traveling with their mother, Sarah Joy VanOcker-Dunn and her boyfriend, 37-year-old Jason “Travis” Simon.


Police believe the adults left Idaho with the children after they realized detectives were looking for Simon in connection with a child pornography investigation.

Simon is charged with sexual abuse of a child, and VanOcker-Dunn is being sought on a charge of custodial interference.

Police believe they may be traveling in a 2006 Gold Pontiac Montana van with an Idaho license plate number of 2CJN683.


Simon, VanOcker-Dunn and the three children were last seen in Idaho at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, in Emmett, where they obtained camping equipment from VanOcker-Dunn’s parents’ home.   Caldwell Police believe the duo could be in California, as they were seen  in Arcata, California, on Wednesday, June 8, or they may be in Sparks, Nevada, as they were seen there Sunday, June 12.

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