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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME:       March 17, 2014


INCIDENT:        Juvenile Arrested for Sexting                                            


LOCATION:      Big Bear City, CA               


SUSPECT:        17-year-old hispanic male juvenile  


VICTIM:               Confidential



On March 17, 2014, deputies of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a call for service wherein a male juvenile was reported to have sent sexually explicit pictures and messages via social media and text messaging to numerous female juveniles ranging in age from 14 to 17 years of age.  Through investigation conducted by the Big Bear Detectives’ Bureau, 13 victims have been identified to date.  The 17-year-old suspect was contacted, interviewed and taken into custody without incident.  The suspect is currently on felony probation on unrelated charges.


The suspect remains in custody at San Bernardino County Juvenile Hall.  On March 19, the Juvenile District Attorney’s Office filed a complaint against the suspect on multiple criminal charges.


Distribution of nude photographs and sexually explicit content depicting minors is a crime.  Parents are encouraged to talk with their children about the importance of immediately reporting obscene materials received via social media and/or text messaging.


Anyone having additional information regarding this matter is requested to contact the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station at (909) 866-0100.  Information can also be reported anonymously by contacting WE-TIP at (800) 78-CRIME (27463).








Refer:                     Tiffany Swantek, PIO


Station:                  Big Bear Sheriff’s Station


Phone No.             909-866-0100


Case No.                061400226

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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