September 22, 2020 – Santa Barbara
With schools just beginning to reopen at the grammar school level, Santa Barbara Unified School District faces many unexpected challenges. One of those now involves dealing with the alleged activities of a district employee, 48-year-old Santa Barbara resident Jose Reyes Arroyo, now facing what Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s
Department Public Information Officer Raquel Zick described to the media as “felony charges of possessing child pornography.”
Arroyo’s September 12th arrest stems from allegations that for the past six years, he has been “engaged in lewd and lascivious conduct with a child 14 years or younger and recorded such acts.” The victim of Arroyo’s predation and exploitation “was 7 years old when the alleged sexual acts began.”
Just this week, the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office formally filed charges in the matter, alleging “felony charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child, possession or control of child pornography, and a misdemeanor of Invade Privacy: Look Through Holes-Etc.”
While none of the charges involve activities taking place on School District property, but sexual abuse of child were “a domestic matter,” Arroyo now stands charged with three felonies and a misdemeanor.
Among those felony charges, it’s alleged that Arroyo “did willfully and unlawfully possess or control any matter, representation of information, data, or image, including, but not limited to, any film, filmstrip, photograph, negative, slide, photocopy, videotape, video laser disc, computer hardware, computer software, computer floppy disc, data storage media, CD-ROM, or computer-generated equipment or any other computer-
generated image that contains or incorporates in any manner, any film or filmstrip, the production of which involves the use of a person under the age of 18 years, knowing that the matter depicts a person under the age of 18 years personally engaging in or simulating sexual conduct.”
No booking photo has been made available.