SAN FRANCISCO—A San Francisco resident has been arrested for allegedly uploading child pornography online, the San Francisco Police Department reported.

The San Francisco Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit began an investigation into an individual who was uploading graphic child pornography in March, the ICAC reported. The investigation resulted in the identification of the suspect as Douglas Forrester, 47.

Forrester was charged with possession of child pornography, distribution of child pornography, and possession of over 600 files of child pornography.

According to the United States Department of Justice, images of child pornography are not protected under First Amendment rights, and are illegal contraband under federal law. Possession of an image makes a person subject to prosecution for both downloading and possessing child porn. 

Federal law prohibits the production, distribution, reception, and possession of an image of child pornography using or affecting any means or facility of interstate or foreign commerce.

Anyone who has been victimized or had suspicious contact with Forrester is asked to contact the SFPD Special Victims Unit at (415) 558-5500.