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Child pornography suspect arrested in Santa Barbara

Posted at 6:23 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 21:23:57-04

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's detectives arrested a Goleta man Wednesday on suspicion of possessing child pornography.

Sheriff's officials say their investigation into Jose Alvarez-Fuentes, 26, began on May 5, when detectives received a tip from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program that child pornography had been uploaded by a user on social media.

Investigators say that social media account was linked to Alvarez-Fuentes.

While serving a search warrant in the 200 block of Helena in Santa Barbara, sheriff's officials say Alvarez-Fuentes was found to be in possession of child pornography.

He was booked at Santa Barbara County Jail and released without bail.