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Fontana man arrested for possession & distribution of child porn, may be more victims

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Chavez used the fake screen name, “Pedro Callen” to communicate through multiple applications.

FONTANA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying potential additional victims after a Fontana man was found with over 1500 graphic child pornography images and videos, officials said.

The suspect, 39-year-old Francisco Medina, was arrested on January 9, 2020,following a search warrant at his residence in the 17100 block of Orange Avenue.

Detectives from the Fontana Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force discovered Francisco Medina Chavez was downloading and distributing child pornography over the internet. They also determined Chavez had conversations about meeting underage boys.               

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. 

Authorities interviewed Chavez and he admitted to using multiple apps to communicate with other likeminded individuals to exchange videos, images, and stories. Chavez used the fake screen name, “Pedro Callen” to communicate throughChavez used the fake screen name, “Pedro Callen” to communicate through the following applications.

(MeWe, Telegram, Grinder, Wickr Me, Zoom, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tagged, Kik, Whats App, Hushed, Burner, Growlrand Proton Mail)

Chavez was arrested Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography, Possession of Child Pornography and Possession of Graphic Child Pornography.  

Chavez was booked at West Valley Detention Center. 

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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