Detectives Arrest Fresno Man for Raping Child and Manufacturing Child Pornography

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Fresno, June 12 (Punjab Mail) – Detectives have booked 31 year old Jesus Tapia of Fresno into the Fresno County Jail on the following felony charges: 30 counts of manufacturing child pornography, five counts of lewd acts with a child under 14 and two counts of sexual intercourse with a child under 10. His total bail is set at $1,040,000.
On June 11th, detectives with the Central California Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force conducted a search warrant at a home on the 5100 block of E. Olive Ave in Fresno. They contacted and arrested 31 year old Jesus Tapia after discovering he was downloading and viewing more than 100 videos of children (including toddlers) being raped. During the investigation, detectives uncovered videos showing Tapia sexually assaulting a child. Detectives were able to identify this child and ultimately rescue them from further abuse.
The significance of this arrest cannot be understated. The distribution and possession of child pornography cases has unfortunately increased substantially. Most arrests occur with victims not being known due to this violent material being produced all around the world and then shared across the internet. ICAC detectives are well-aware that suspects who view child pornography can easily progress into hands on crimes against children. In this case, that is exactly what Tapia did.
If you have additional information about Jesus Tapia that could help the investigation, please contact Sergeant Chad Stokes at (559) 600-8144.
If you have information about any illegal sexual material being shared online, please make a report by calling the Sheriff’s Office at (559) 600-3111, Valley Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867, www.valleycrimestoppers.org or submit a cyber tip at http://www.missingkids.com/home
ICAC is comprised of 64 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies spread throughout nine counties in the Central Valley. It is dedicated to protecting children online and investigating crimes committed against children, which are facilitated by the Internet and computer usage.


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