SAN FRANCISCO–On Tuesday November 13, the San Francisco Police Department Special Victims Unit / ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) Detail and elements of the Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested 4 suspects after serving 6 search warrants.  The search warrants were served in the Excelsior, Ocean View, Visitacion Valley and South of Market neighborhoods in San Francisco.  During the raids, law enforcement officials used a mobile forensics lab that allows crime scene investigators to download and search the hard drives on suspect’s computers.  This new tool allows investigators to search such hard drives in a fraction of the time that it used to take.

The 4 individuals arrested were Alexis Zhong Wang who resided on the 700 block of Naples Street, Jaime Rodriguez who resided at the 500 block of Natoma Street, Juan Martinez who resided on Cielto Drive adnd Guillermo Escando-Aguilar who resided on the 200 block of Russia Ave. All four individuals are being charged with possession of child pornography, a felony, and were book in the San Francisco County Jail.

The arrests were part of a coordinated effort between 23 local, state and federal law enforcement agencies including the FBI, US Department of Homeland Security, the Alameda County Sheriffs and San Francisco Police Department.  In total, over 100 law enforcement officials participated in the operation.  In a press release, Police Chief Greg Suhr praises the coordination stating, “Today’s operation is just one example of law enforcement officers from different jurisdictions working together to combat crime.”

By Michael