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SJPD Public Safety Announcement on Child Pornography
Filed under Press Release, on 2/8/2018 4:31:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.



San Jose, Calif. — The San Jose Police Department and other law enforcement agencies across the country have received calls from the public regarding a video containing child pornography currently being circulated via Facebook Messenger. The sharing of a sexually explicit video involving a child, even for the purpose of helping a victim to identify a suspect, is a crime and results in the widespread distribution of child pornography. Do not forward child pornography videos or links - Instead, immediately report it to local law enforcement before deleting it.

The suspect depicted in the noted video surrendered to law enforcement in Alabama on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The lead agency on this investigation is the Special Victims Unit & Alabama Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

The goal of the San Jose Police Department is to educate the public and prevent further distribution of this video on Facebook or other social media outlets. The distribution of child pornography is a felony violation of California Penal Code section 311.

“Our goal is to encourage and educate the public to immediately report and not forward any inappropriate or sexual material involving a child they may receive,” said San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia.

Persons with information regarding this incident or any other similar incidents are urged to contact Detective Sergeant Brian Spears of the San Jose Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) / Child Exploitation Detail (CED) task force at (408) 537-1397.

BY: Sgt. Enrique Garcia #2936 AUTHORIZED BY: Chief Eddie Garcia
DATE: 2/8/2018 TIME: 3:00 PM DATE: 2/8/2018 TIME: 3:00 PM


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