FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 7, 2019
Contact: Bobbi Mauler, 925-957-2214
Former Food Service Contractor Charged with Having Images of Child Pornography
Martinez, Calif. – The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office charged 34-year-old San Pablo resident Francisco Perez with three felonies, including the possession of over 600 images of child pornography.
In November 2018, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force executed a search warrant based on a tip that law enforcement received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children via Google. The tip from Google revealed that a user was storing files that contained possible images of child pornography.
Perez was working at the San Domenico School in San Anselmo, California in Marin County. Perez gave a false name and Social Security number to obtain employment from a company contracted to make and serve food to the children at the school.
Perez was arraigned in Richmond at the Contra Costa County Superior Courthouse on January 4, 2019. The next court date for this case is scheduled for January 24, 2019. The case will be prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Bryan Tierney with the Sexual Assault Unit.
The investigation was conducted by a multi-agency Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which is managed by the San Jose Police Department. In Contra Costa County, detectives and investigators from the Walnut Creek, Martinez, San Ramon, Concord and Moraga Police Departments, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, United States Secret Service, Homeland Security Investigations, the Contra Costa County Probation Department, and Inspectors from the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office participate in the task force.
Parents are encouraged to discuss online safety with their children, and can visit the website www.kidsmartz.org or our website for further information.
The charges filed against Perez include:
Case information: People v. Francisco Perez, Docket Number 02-329167-1.