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SJPD Arrests Sex Offender for Possession of Child Pornography
Filed under Press Release, on 1/15/2020 4:29:00 PM by Author: Officer Gina Tepoorten #3103.

TYPE OF CRIME: Possession of Child Pornography  CASE NUMBER: 20-009-0205
LOCATION: San Jose, CA
 
 
VICTIM: Withheld
 
 
SUSPECT: Robert Hicks AGE: 54 Years
ADDRESS: San Jose resident
Suspect Robert Hicks

 

San Jose, Calif. - The San Jose Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force/Child Exploitation Detail (CED) arrested Robert Hicks for Possession of Child Pornography (felony) - 311.11 PC, and violation of Post Release Community Supervision (felony) 3455 PC.  

On Thursday, January 9, 2020, ICAC Task Force detectives received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that Hicks was in possession of child pornography.  Hicks was using a factitious name of "Wyatt" on his Twitter account.  The account contained child pornography and sexually explicit messages between the suspect and under age children.  Detectives learned that Hicks is a registered sex offender and on post release community supervision out of Santa Clara County.  

On Thursday, January 9, 2020, ICAC/CED detectives, along with Santa Clara County Probation, and San Jose Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested Hicks at his place of employment in San Jose for probation violation.  On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office amended the charges to include possession of child pornography.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or similar incidents are urged to contact Detective Mike O'Grady of the San Jose Police Department's ICAC/CED Unit at 408-537-1379.

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: Officer Gina Tepoorten #3103 AUTHORIZED BY: Acting Lt. John Marfia #3254
DATE: 01/15/2020 TIME: 3:30 PM DATE: 01/15/2020 TIME: 3:30 PM


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