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News Release

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Media Relations

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy Arrested for Distribution of Child Pornography NR14317ne

Santa Fe Springs:  Los Angeles Police Department Juvenile Division Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) along with agents form Homeland Security, Whittier Police Department, Children Protective Services and Animal Control executed a search warrant at the residence of a former Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff in the city of Santa Fe Springs after a lengthy investigation.

Detectives from Los Angeles Regional ICAC were conducting a proactive investigation and discovered that the suspect was sharing child pornography via the internet.  The investigation began in April, 2014.     

On August 20, 2014, the warrant was executed at the suspect’s residence.  The suspect 32 year-old Lorne Reed, a former deputy sheriff was at the home along with his two children and was taken into custody without incident. The children were taken into protective custody by Department of Children and Family Services.  

The suspect Lorne Reed was arrested for Distribution of Child Pornography 311.1(A) a violation of the Penal Code.   He is being held at the Metropolitan Jail Division and bail has been set at 20,000 dollars.  

The Los Angeles Regional ICAC Task Force is comprised of 62 federal and local affiliate agencies that detect and investigate child predators that use the internet as a means to contact children or deal in child pornography.  The public is reminded that any suspected inappropriate contact with a minor or knowledge of child pornography on the Internet, should be immediately reported to their local law enforcement agency or to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at (800) 843-5678, or missing kids.com, who will forward the information to the appropriate law enforcement agency on a nationwide basis.  If you have any questions, please contact Lieutenant Andrea Grossman, at (562) 624-4027.

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