Santa Ana PD Arrest Suspect For Possession and/or Distribution of Child Pornography
Photo: Luis Pablo Anaya-Martin
Santa Ana Police Department Civilian Investigator assigned to Special Investigations, as well as a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), received a cyber-tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The investigation revealed Santa Ana Resident Luis Pablo Anaya-Martin, 22, was downloading and trading hundreds of uploaded images and videos of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) with other users across several online platforms.
The SAPD Civilian Investigator subsequently identified Anaya-Martin after executing multiple (17) online search warrants and located Anaya-Martin’s residence.
On November 10, 2021, the SAPD Civilian Investigator, Detectives from the Special Crimes Section, and members of the ICAC Taskforce executed one final search warrant at Anaya-Martin’s residence in the City of Santa Ana. Detectives seized multiple electronic devices during the search warrant and Anaya-Martin was found to be in possession of numerous files depicting graphic CSAM. Anaya-Martin’s devices yielded many explicit images and videos involving infants.
During the investigation it was discovered that Anaya-Martin was ordained as a minister in 2018. Although it is currently unclear if and where Anaya-Martin is applying his ministry, the Santa Ana Police Department encourages anyone that has had contact with Anaya-Martin and victimized to please contact Investigator K. Torres at 714-245-8420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anaya-Martin was arrested and charged with Possession and control of child pornography – 311.11(a) PC, Possession of matter more than 600 images – 311.11 (c)(1) PC, Matter portrays sexual sadism or sexual masochism involving a person under 18 – 311.11(c)(2) PC, Advertising child pornography – 311.10(a) PC, and 3 counts of Distribution of child pornography – 311.1(a) PC.
The SAPD is proud to be a partner in the Los Angeles Regional Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (ICAC) – a task force dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of persons involved in child abuse and exploitation involving the internet https://www.icactaskforce.org/