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Homeland Security investigates child pornography exchange in Crescent City
DEL NORTE COUNTY- A global child pornography investigation by the Department of Homeland Security has lead officials to Crescent City.
Jesus Portillo, 18 years old, and his 16-year-old brother were arrested for allegedly digitally exchanging child pornography. On Tuesday Homeland Security and the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a trailer park on Northcrest Drive.
Upon investigating, law enforcement found a terabyte worth of child pornography, that’s about 125 8-gigabyte thumb drives. However, the pornography was not being produced at the trailer, according to deputy’s Portillo and his brother were allegedly downloading and trading the pornography through the Internet.
The case has since been turned over to the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office.