Photo: Francisco Perez
MARTINEZ — Two men were arrested as part of ongoing investigation into child pornography in Contra Costa County. Authorities are seeking help from the public as these cases proceed.
In both instances, authorities received tips about men suspected of being involved with child pornography. The resulting investigations led authorities to search both suspects’ homes to collect evidence.
In one case, Moraga police received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. It reported a local resident was in possession of child pornography.
Moraga police acted quickly. They participated in a multi-agency investigation coordinated by the county’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Moraga police worked closely with county investigators, and the U.S. Secret Service.
Plenty of evidence was gathered from a Moraga residence located on San Pablo Court. Inside, authorities found hundreds of images of child pornography on multiple electronic devices.
After the search was completed, 21-year-old Ruben N. Diaz was arrested for possession of child pornography. Diaz was booked at the county’s Martinez Detention Facility.
Anyone with information about the Moraga case can call Corporal William Davis at 925-888-7161, or email email@example.com.
In another case, someone contacted the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office with a tip about child pornography. This resulted in investigations being launched in Contra Costa and Marin counties.
On November 20th, Francisco Perez, 34 of San Pablo, was arrested, after his home was searched. Likewise, Perez was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for possession of child pornography.
Anyone with information about the San Pablo case can call the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office at 925-313-2600, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, authorities in Marin County are conducting another separate investigation concerning children. That’s because Perez was formerly employed by a school lunch contractor. Anyone with information can call the Marin County Sheriff’s Office at 415-479-2311.