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PRESS RELEASE
Pursuant to Cal Govt. Code Sect 6254(f)
San Jose Police Department
Media Relations Unit
201 W. Mission Street, San Jose, CA 95110
Ph (408) 277-5339 Fax (408) 286-0923

SJPD have arrested a Correctional Deputy for Distributing Harmful Matter to a Minor
Filed under Press Release, on 12/7/2017 5:30:00 PM by Author: Officer Gina Tepoorten #3103.

TYPE OF CRIME: Distributing Harmful Matter to a Minor Over the Internet & Causing a Minor to Send Harmful Matter over the Internet.  CASE NUMBER: 17-339-0168
LOCATION: San Jose
 
 
VICTIM: Withheld  AGE: 17 Years (Female)
ADDRESS:
 
 
SUSPECT: Blaine Hopper AGE: 23 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
 
 

 
Suspect: Blaine Hopper
 
 
 
San Jose, Calif. - The San Jose Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) / Child Exploit Detail (CED) task force arrested Santa Clara County Correctional Deputy Blaine Hopper for Causing a Minor to Send Harmful Matter over the Internet (felony) - Penal Code 288.2(a)(1) and Distributing Harmful Matter to a Minor over the Internet (felony) - Penal Code 288.2(a)(2) 
 
The investigation revealed that over the course of five months, the suspect developed a friendship with the victim while the two participated in a youth-program. The suspect and victim communicated with one another via social media. The suspect requested illicit images from the victim as well as sent illicit images and videos of himself to the victim. 

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, the suspect was arrested by the San Jose Police Department's Covert Response Unit at his residence and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail.        
  
Persons with information regarding this incident are urged to contact Detective Sergeant Brian Spears of the San Jose Police Department's ICAC (Sexual Assaults) Unit at (408) 537-1397.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the "Submit a Tip" link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers. 



 
BY: Ofc. Gina Tepoorten #3103 AUTHORIZED BY: Sgt. Brian Spears #3413
DATE: 12/7/2017 TIME: 5:00 PM DATE: 12/7/2017 TIME: 5:00 PM


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