Sat. Feb 4th, 2023

After receiving multiple tips about several suspects allegedly engaged in the possession and/or distribution of child pornography, Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD) civilian investigator launches a month’s-long investigation.  As part of the Department’s commitment and participation in the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, SAPD investigator authored over 70 search warrants and culminated this long-term investigation with the service of 11 residential search warrants throughout the city. 



This large scale, two-day operation was made possible through the collaboration of the SAPD Investigations and Field Operations Bureaus, the OC District Attorney’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations’ – OC Child Exploitation Task Force, the OC Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory, AB 109 Task Force, OC Probation, and the Whittier Police Department.  In total, eight (8) subjects were arrested for their involvement in the possession and/or distribution of child pornography.  All the suspects were booked into the Santa Ana Jail. 

Arrestees:

  • Carlos Gurrola (42) Santa Ana
  • Alejandro Bermudez (26) Santa Ana
  • Jaren Loong (32) Santa Ana
  • Erick Oropeza (21) Santa Ana
  • Ismael Ortega (24) Santa Ana
  • Luis Reyes (48) Santa Ana
  • Luis Ramirez-Beltran (29) Santa Ana
  • Nathan Pham (18) Santa Ana

The Santa Ana Police Department takes pride in its efforts to safeguard our children.  Our participation in the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the results of this operation highlight the benefits of partnering with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to combat the exploitation of our children with pro-active, technology-based investigative tactics to protect our most vulnerable population:  OUR Children!

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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