Guerneville man arrested for child porn

Guerneville man arrested for child porn

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s office announced that a three month investigation led to the arrest of 40-year-old Stuart Staub of Guerneville on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography, according to Sergeant Cecile Focha.

The Sheriff’s Office is affiliated with the Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children task force (SVICAC) which was established in 2003 by the US Department of Justice, which covers eleven Bay Area counties. They work with the FBI, Homeland Security, the Secret Service, and US Postal Inspector to investigate web-based child pornography, exploitation and abuse. They identified a suspect, and in a three month investigation, detectives from the Sheriff’s Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Unit and the Crime Scene Investigation unit obtained a search warrant for Staub’s apartment on Fern Road, off River Road in Guerneville. Guerneville is a small town along the Russian River in the forested hills between the Sonoma Valley and the coast.

The search warrant was initially served on Tuesday, December 23. A computer was seized and Staub and other occupants of the apartment were interviewed. Staub was not arrested at the time however, as the detectives intended to search the computer for evidence. A thorough forensic examination of Staub’s computer was conducted, and multiple images of child pornography were discovered. They shared their findings with the District Attorney’s office, and a warrant for arrest was issued.

Staub was arrested the day the warrant was issued, on Monday, January 26. He was arrested without incident at the apartment, booked at the Sonoma County Jail for possession of obscene matter involving minors. Bail was set at $30,000, which he posted and was then released, pending his next court date of February 4. Sergeant Focha said that the Sheriff’s Office “is proud of the dedicated men and women who work diligently to build strong cases against criminals who exploit the most vulnerable in our society.”

Guerneville man arrested for child porn was last modified: January 30th, 2015 by admin
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Comments

  1. Gustavo Garcia
    Gustavo Garcia 31 January, 2015, 10:11

    i want him to be in prison for life what he did, doesn’t have a name, if gets out and do the same thing is not going to be his fault is going to be your fault for letting him out.

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  2. aangry young mann
    aangry young mann 1 February, 2015, 14:33

    How convenient of the so to arrest the perv three days later. That makes me disgusted knowing how easy it is for them to find a reason to the ” average Joe ” to jail all he time every day all day, but for some sorry ass excuse of a reason this creep gets treatment he well undeserving of!it is my opinion some backwards ass tactics are yet being displayed by the lack of good quality man who uphold the law “so to speak”.as a concerned member of the community a wonder did this guy get a break when he should of got a beat down? What’s the matter with the scso? Whats goin on with the ruthless green machine , mean green or Deputy Gilhaus didnt blogg about?where is that can of whoop ass that’s too often over eagerly opened the bad decision maker they arrest daily.
    And even more concerning and never questioned is why is it the amount of bail for such a crime is noticeably low?

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  3. Bob
    Bob 5 February, 2015, 17:31

    Such low brow intelligence here. You have no idea why the system is the way it is, ask all the bleeding hearts.. they are the root of the cause of most delays in arrest. bail amounts, and punishment. They cries for fair and just treatment to every arrestee and convict…And this person isn’t an obvious one either.
    Get off your high horse and try to do it yourself.

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  4. Charlotte Johnson
    Charlotte Johnson 8 February, 2015, 12:02

    I am Stuart’s mom. I don’t excuse what he did, but I feel a lot of the blame is mine. Unknown to me until he was an adult (about 15 yrs ago), he was the victim of child abuse at the hands of his father. Stuart is a good and kind man who was damaged as a child. My hope now isn’t as cruel as the former writers express before me, but that he will now get the help he should have had…I wish I had been able to provide for him. Throwing him in “jail for life” or giving him a “beat down” only perpetuates the damages done to the child he was. Please try to find out the whole story before you are so fast to continue the destruction that happens to children. He has experienced pain and agony too, and hopefully now this cycle will stop…but please don’t condemn my injured child. He’s is beating himself up enough about this, believe me.

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