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Four Arrested in Child Porn Sting

Rohnert Park police aided in the investigation.

Four Sonoma County residents were arrested Thursday on suspicion of
possession or distribution of child pornography during a sting operation by
58 law enforcement officers from 11 agencies — including the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety, the Sonoma County Sheriff's
Office said.

Authorities obtained six search warrants and served three in Santa Rosa and one in Sebastopol, sheriff's Lt. Dennis O'Leary said. Investigators proactively searched the Internet for people downloading and distributing child porn.

Search warrants were sent to Internet service providers that subsequently provided the addresses and subscriber information connected to the downloaded pornography, O'Leary said.

Investigators did not locate any victims of sexual abuse at the residences, O'Leary said. Police arrested Tyson DeCarlo, 35, of Sebastopol, and Joshua Conway, 26, Daniel Martinez, 27, and Hunter Odom, 21, all of Santa Rosa. They were booked under $10,000 bail in the Sonoma County jail for possession or distribution of child pornography.

Participating in the enforcement operation were police from Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Cloverdale, Rohnert Park, Pleasant Hill, San Jose and Brentwood; the Alameda County Sheriff's Office; Department of Homeland Security; FBI; the Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force; and the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office.

 
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Dorothy April 08, 2012 at 03:06 PM
I am glad that the police made these arrests, but distressed to think of a Child Pornography ring so close to home.
Robin Short June 01, 2012 at 04:09 AM
close to home and so very young themselves

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