The San Francisco Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit has made multiple arrests since Oct. linked to acts of child pornography.
Officials say 24-year-old, Nicholas Fong, was posting child pornography images on a blog.
SFPD conducted a search warrant on Oct. 4 at Fong’s residence on the 500 block of Lombard Street.
Authorities found over 600 images and videos on Fong’s phone, in addition to being saved in several cloud storage applications.
58-year-old Donald Wright was being investigated for uploading pornography to a peer-to-peer file sharing network.
Police conducted a search on Oct. 11, at his home on the 1000 block of Sutter Street where they found dozens of media devices which hundreds of videos and photos of children being sexually abused.
Investigators found 43-year-old Elihu Hernandez cellphone which had videos and images of childrenbeing sexually abused during a search.
While police were at Hernandez’s residence on the 200 block of Eddy Street, officials found stored images on several cellphones.
37-year-old Trevor Schlesinger was also being investigated for uploading images to the peer-to-peer file sharing network.
While conducting a search warrant at Schlesinger’s residence on the 200 block of Mallorca, investigators found his laptop which had images of videos of minors being sexually abused, as well.
The fifth man was identified as 59-year-old Steven Sabin, who was a Lutheran pastor for a San Francisco church.
Investigators searched his residence on the 1300 block of Market Street on Nov. 15.
Officials found hundreds of images and videos of sexual abuse on children on his cellphone and on a cloud storage system.
All five of the men have been booked at the San Francisco County Jail, officials say.
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