Solana Beach Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Solana Beach Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

ENCINITAS- A Solana Beach man, who was arrested last week for allegedly propositioning a teenage boy in Rancho Cucamonga, was arrested again on Wednesday, August 26 on a charge of possessing child pornography.

Sean Patrick O’Farrell, 40, is facing charges of both annoying/molesting a child, and possession of child pornography. At an August 27 news conference in Encinitas, San Diego County Sheriff’s Captain Theresa Adams-Hydar said that “based on the investigation, we strongly believe that O’Farrell has engaged in sexual acts with minor children over the course of probably 10 years.” Adams-Hydar said O’Farrell was known to frequent libraries in Solana Beach and Carmel Valley.

The investigation started on Aug. 18 when a teenage boy told officials at a Rancho Cucamonga library that O’Farrell approached him in the bathroom and offered him money to perform a sexual act. The boy told library officials about the incident and they called the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, who arrested O’Farrell in the library bathroom on charges of annoying/molesting a child.

O’Farrell posted bail and was released from the San Bernardino County jail, but was arrested a second time following an August 26 search of the home O’Farrell shares with his mother in Solana Beach. San Diego County Sheriff’s officials said the search turned up DVDs containing child pornography.

Solana Beach Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges was last modified: August 28th, 2015 by admin
Categories: San Bernardino, San Diego

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