Police arrest man on child porn charges

DOWNEY - Detectives from the Downey Police Department, working with members of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, arrested 24-year-old Oscar Chavez Solis last week on charges of downloading child pornography.Detectives served a search warrant at a home on the 13000 block of Cornuta Avenue on Aug. 12 where they found "incriminating evidence," police said Wednesday. Solis was booked for felony possession of child pornography and held on $60,000 bail. The arrest was the result of an Internet child exploitation investigation that involved Solis allegedly using the Internet to download child pornography, detectives said. In a statement, Downey police officials said they will continue to work with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, "taking every opportunity available to further protect our residents from those that look to victimize children via the Internet." After his swearing-in as police chief, Rick Esteves said it was "a top priority to protect children against child predators," and created the department's new Hi-Tech Crime Unit to capture child predators. -Eric Pierce, City Editor

********** Published: August 19, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 18