Police executed 20 search warrants throughout Santa Clara County on Thursday in what authorities described as the largest sweep of child pornography suspects Northern California has ever seen.
San Francisco police arrested gay rights activist Larry Brinkin on Friday on charges that he had images of children as young as a year-old engaging in sex acts with adults. The 66-year-old has been for investigation of felony possession of child pornography.
At any given time, the county has close to two-dozen warrants ready to be served on suspects accused of peddling child pornography.
Police were investigating whether a former San Jose elementary school teacher may have committed lewd acts with students, following the his arrest on child pornography charges Wednesday.
Four Sonoma County residents were arrested today on suspicion of possession or distribution of child pornography during a sting operation by 58 law enforcement officers from 11 agencies, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said.
An Oakland man was sentenced to 300 months in prison on Friday after he was convicted of producing and possessing child pornography, according to prosecutors.
A Salinas High School drug and alcohol counselor who is suspected of filming students having sex in his office has been charged with 19 felonies, according to the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office.
A former youth counselor in Martinez has been sentenced to 29 years in federal prison following his conviction on child pornography charges.
The Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force executed warrants at seven different homes after undercover agents were offered explicit child pornography videos online.
Members of a Bay Area task force established to target child pornography have arrested four men in a series of raids in San Jose.