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SJPD Arrests Suspect for sending harmful matter to a minor
Filed under Press Release, on 12/21/2017 4:00:00 PM by Author: Officer Gina Tepoorten #3103.

TYPE OF CRIME: Sending Harmful Matter to a Minor & Attempting to Meet a Minor to Commit Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Minor. CASE NUMBER: 17-353-0309

VICTIM: State of California AGE:
SUSPECT: Joe Nanez AGE: 33 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
SUSPECT: Joe Nanez


San Jose: The San Jose Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) / Child Exploitation Detail (CED) task force arrested 33 year old San Jose resident Joe Nanez for Sending Harmful Matter to a Minor (felony) - Penal Code 288.2(a)(2), and Attempting to Meet a Minor to Commit Lewd and Lascivious Acts (felony) - Penal Code 664/288.4(b).

Suspect Joe Nanez contacted an undercover police officer who was posing as a 14 year old girl on the internet.  On Tuesday, December 19, 2017, suspect Nanez sent a sexually explicit image to the undercover officer.  Later that evening, Nanez arrived at a pre-designated location in San Jose where he agreed to meet the minor. Nanez was arrested without incident. He was subsequently booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on the noted charges.   

Parents are encouraged to discuss online / social media safety with their children. The Silicon Valley ICAC Task Force created a PSA for parents purchasing gifts that have Internet connectivity. Parents can view the video on YouTube:

Persons with information regarding this incident are urged to contact Detective Sergeant Brian Spears of the San Jose Police Department's ICAC/CED 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.


ICAC Public Service Anouncement Video


BY: Ofc. Gina Tepoorten #3103 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Jason Ta #3265 
DATE: 12/21/17 TIME: 3:00 PM DATE: 12/21/17 TIME: 3:00 PM


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