A registered sex offender from Oxnard was found guilty of possession of child pornography on Wednesday afternoon.
The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office announced that Gary Daniel, 41, of Oxnard was found guilty of possessing child pornography at a time when he was required to register as a sex offender.
Following a five-day trial, Judge Ryan Wright also found that Daniel had previously served a prison term rendering the defendant eligible for an enhanced custodial sentence.
On July 2018, Daniel was released from state prison in Missouri.
On August 2018, Daniel moved from Missouri to Oxnard and was placed on parole.
On November 30, 2018, Daniel’s parole officer and Santa Paula Police Department searched his residence to ensure he was complying with his parole conditions and found child pornography on his cell phone.
Southern California High Tech Task Force performed a forensic search of his cell phone and confirmed the possession of child pornography.
Daniel faces a maximum sentence of seven years.
His sentencing is scheduled for November 6.