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Oxnard man sentenced to 2 years for distributing child pornography

OXNARD, Calif. - Ventura County District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that an Oxnard man received a two-year sentence in state prison for distributing and possessing child sexual abuse material.

On Aug. 4, 34-year-old Christian Ornelas of Oxnard pled guilty to felony
distribution of obscene child pornography and felony possession of more than 600 images of child pornography.

Oxnard police executed a search warrant at Ornelas’s home on March 19, 2019, after receiving a tip from Twitter.

Police said during the search they seized a computer and cell phone that they found to contain more than 20,000 child sexual abuse material images.

Investigators determined that Ornelas used the Twitter, Telegram, ICQ, and Snapchat apps to distribute child sexual abuse material on multiple occasions.

This case was investigated by the Oxnard Police Department and the Southern California High Tech Task Force, and prosecuted by the District Attorney’s Office Fraud and Technology Crimes Unit.

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