Suspect Arrested For Possession & Distribution Of Child Pornography

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Fontana Police Department
Chief William Green
Service with Integrity

Press Release

Suspect Arrested For Possession & Distribution Of Child Pornography

Francisco Chavez

Detectives from the Fontana Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force discovered Francisco Medina Chavez (39) was downloading and distributing child pornography over the internet.               

On, January 9, 2020, a search warrant was served at Chavez’ residence (17100 block of Orange Ave) in the City of Fontana with the assistance of Fontana Police Department’s Fugitive Apprehension Team.  During the service of the search warrant several electronic devices were seized.  Chavez was found to be in possession of in excess of 1500 images and videos depicting graphic child pornography. 

During the interview Chavez admitted to using the apps; MeWe, Telegram, Grinder, Wickr Me, Zoom, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tagged, Kik, Whats App, Hushed, Burner, Growlr and Proton Mail to communicate with other likeminded individuals to exchange videos, images, and stories.  

Chavez was arrested Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography, Possession of Child Pornography in excess of 600 images and Possession of Graphic Child Pornography.   Chavez was booked at West Valley Detention Center. 

Detectives are seeking the public’s help with identifying any potential victims.  Chavez used the fake screen name, “Pedro Callen” to communicate through multiple applications.  Chavez had conversations about meeting underage boys.  Anyone with any information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact Detective Kouroubacalis from the Fontana Police Department’s ICAC unit via e-mail hkouroubacalis@fontana.org.

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