SAN FRANCISCO—Investigators from the San Francisco Police Department’s ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) arrested Michael Connell, 66, of San Francisco on December 21 with possession of child pornography. According to a press release from the SFPD, the ICAC commenced an investigation into Connell in August 2017, who was uploading and trading graphic child pornography through a chat messenger application.

During their investigation, the ICAC Unit found the source of the child pornography that was being uploaded at a home located on the 1700 block of 23rd Avenue in SF. On December 21, a search warrant was served on the home, and authorities located a laptop belonging to Connell where the images and videos were being stored.

Connell is a licensed attorney who practiced law from his home. He was arrested and booked at the San Francisco County Jail for possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography. Anyone who believes they may have been a victim or had suspicious contact with Michael Connell is asked to call the Special Victims Unit (415) 558-5500.