UCSB Student Caught with Cellphone Child Porn

UCSB Student Caught with Cellphone Child Porn

Santa Barbara – UCSB is known as a superior center of higher education to which matriculation is a formidable and challenging hurdle.  Only the best and the brightest are accepted into its undergraduate studies program, and not even the highest possible test scores, recommendations, and grade point averages guarantee admission.  Given that, the intellectual level of those enrolled at the campus is presumably of an impressive caliber.

That may well be a false presumption, based upon the circumstances surrounding the January 14th arrest of Scott Lienhart, 19, a UCSB undergrad. According to SBSD Public Information Officer Kelly Hoover’s report to the media, Detectives arrived to serve a search warrant on the residence he shared with his classmate pursuant to an investigation that began a week earlier when a student who had been detained by the Isla Vista Foot Patrol “on a minor in possession of alcohol charge took off running and evaded arrest.

That elusive suspect—Linehart’s roommate—was identified by other students living nearby, and their residence became the subject of a search warrant which—unfortunately for Lienhart–was served when Lienhart happened to be in the backyard manufacturing concentrated cannabis.  Detectives’ concerns shifted focus from his roommate’s evasion on the alcohol citation, and during a subsequent investigation of the premises, “child pornography was located on Lienhart’s cell phone,” Hoover reported. As Lienhart was summarily arrested and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail for possession of child pornography, with additional drug violation charges pending review by the Santa Barbara County District Attorney, and as his roommate was cited on charges of a minor in possession of alcohol as well as evading arrest, there may be an apartment vacancy in Isla Vista very soon.

Photo: Courtesy Santa Barbara County Jail Booking

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UCSB Student Caught with Cellphone Child Porn was last modified: January 21st, 2014 by admin
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