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News Release

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Media Relations

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North Hollywood: On October 25, 2017, Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Juvenile Division, Internet Crimes Against Children Unit and Investigators from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Child Exploitation Investigations Group (CEIG), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested Bruce Douglas Paddock, 59 years old, of North Hollywood, for violation of 311.11(A) Penal Code, Possession of Child Pornography.

The investigation of Paddock was initiated after evidence was discovered inside a business located in the 9000 block of San Fernando Road in Sun Valley. Paddock had been squatting inside the business and after his eviction, the evidence was discovered.

At the time of the initial investigation Paddock was a transient and could not be located. Paddock was recently located in the 5300 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard in North Hollywood.


Bruce Douglas Paddock

Detectives have provided a photo of Bruce Douglas Paddock in case there may be victims of unreported incidents and they are asking for the public's assistance in locating them.

The investigation was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office for filing consideration.
The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office filed 1-count of California Penal Code Section 311.11(c) (1), possession of over 600 images of child pornography, and 19-counts of California Penal Code Section 311.3(A), sexual exploitation of a child.

Paddock was booked and is being held at the Los Angeles Police Department's Metropolitan Detention Center. Paddock's bail is set at $60,000.00.

The LAPD is the principal agency for the Los Angeles Regional Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, with 74 Federal, State and Local affiliate law enforcement agencies that detect and investigate child predators that use the Internet as a means to contact children for the purposes of sexual exploitation or deal in child pornography.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Juvenile Division ICAC, Officer in Charge, Lieutenant Andrea Grossman or Police Officer III Anthoney Keller at (562) 624-4027. 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.

During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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