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Friday 10/16/2015 12:31 PM - Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) (805)781-4547
Type of Incident: Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography
Date and Time of Incident: 10-15-15, Approximately 8:30 AM
Place of Occurrence: 20 block of Lone Oak Way, Templeton
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: Jeffrey Paul Gentile, 29, Templeton
Details of News Release: On 10-15-15, Detectives with the Sheriff's Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) team served a search warrant at a home in the 20 block of Lone Oak Way in Templeton. Detectives had received information that child pornography was being downloaded and distributed from a computer at that residence. Detectives seized two computers, five laptops and 25 hard drives at that location which contained photos and videos of pre-pubescent children engaged in sexual acts. The images appear to have been downloaded from the internet and then distributed. In all, 30 terabytes of data were seized and are in the process of being forensically analyzed for child pornography. Detectives arrested 29-year-old Jeffrey Paul Gentile on one count of possession of child pornography and one count of distribution of child pornography, both of which are felonies. The investigation is continuing.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Friday 10/16/2015 12:39 PM