Photo: Ethan Angelo
Originally published as a Butte County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post – –
“CHICO – In 2020, Butte County Sheriff’s Office detectives began investigating Ethan Angelo, age 18, of Chico. During the investigation detectives located evidence indicating Angelo was downloading child pornography. On January 14, 2021, detectives served a search warrant at Angelo’s residence, which is located in the 1600 block of Palm Avenue, Chico.
During the service of the warrant, detectives seized multiple electronic devices that belonged to Angelo. Detectives also located methamphetamine in Angelo’s bedroom. They later conducted forensic searched of the electronic devices and located numerous images of child pornography and video containing child pornography. Detectives also located evidence indicating Angelo was the individual who downloaded the child pornography.
On January 20, Angelo was placed under arrest for a felony count of possessing over 600 images of child pornography, for a felony count of unlawfully accessing a victim’s electronic device, and for a misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance. Angelo was booked into Butte County Jail on January 20, Angelo later posted bail and is scheduled to be arraigned at he Butte County Superior Court on April 9, 2021 at 0830 am. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with additional information about this investigation to contact Detective Mary Barker at 530-538-7671″