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* Rowell Ranario Arrested for Alleged Possession of Child Pornography in San Jose

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Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department Press Release

On August 8th, 2012, at approximately 11am, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s SAFE (Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Task Force, which is partially grant funded by CSPP – Child Sexual Predator Program) along with the assistance of the United States Marshall’s Service, Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force, and the San Jose Police Department, executed a search warrant on the 100 block of south 21st Street in San Jose.

The search warrant was a result of a five-month long Online Child Pornography Sharing investigation. Computer equipment, along with electronic storage devices containing child pornographic images were seized as evidence. Rowell Ranario, a 23 year old male from San Jose, was arrested at the scene for suspicion of possessing Child Pornography. Additional Info: The County of Santa Clara Office of the Sheriff received $499,250 in Child Sexual Predator Program (CSPP) grant funding from the United States Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing (COPS) Office in September 2011.

The COPS CSPP grant provides funding directly to law enforcement agencies to establish and/or enhance strategies to locate, arrest, and prosecute child sexual predators and exploiters and to enhance state sex offender registration laws. COPS CSPP aims to support community policing initiatives throughout the United States by promoting partnerships between local law enforcement, U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, the U.S. Marshals Service, and other community partners to collectively reduce and prevent child endangerment by sexual predators.

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