Press Releases

Tuesday 01/12/2010 10:33 AM - Child Pornography

Contact: Rob Bryn
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Child Pornography
Date and Time of Incident: 1-7-10 12:25 PM
Place of Occurrence: Oceano, Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: Lawrence Alan Baughman DOB: 2-14-41
Details of News Release: San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) crimes detectives arrested a homeless man for possession of child pornography on January 7th, he was being arraigned today in San Luis Obispo Superior Court. Lawrence "Alan" Baughman was taken into custody in Oceano after detectives discovered thousands of images of child pornography on a computer that was traced to Baughman. Baughman apparently lived in his car, but kept a separate van that he stored computer equipment in, moving from place to place and plugging into outside power receptacles and downloading the images with an air card. Detectives continue to await further computer forensic results and have seized hundreds of discs that they believe contain similar images of children. Booking photo release authorized.

Prepared By: rbryn
Released: Tuesday 01/12/2010 10:33 AM