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Child pornography tip leads to arrest and filing of charges against Beaumont man

RIVERSIDE – A Beaumont man has been arrested and charged with 10 felonies after a DA’s Bureau of Investigation-led task force received a tip regarding the production and distribution of child pornography.

 

Devynn Michael Perez, DOB: 2-17-90, was arrested on Aug. 12, 2020, at his workplace in Mira Loma on suspicion of sending and/or possessing child pornography, using an underage person for obscene material, and possessing an illegal assault weapon. He was booked at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility where he was being held in lieu of $70,000 bail.

 

On Aug. 14, 2020, the DA’s Office filed 10 felonies in the case, BAF2000961, and Perez is scheduled to be arraigned on Aug. 17, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. in Department B101 at the Banning Justice Center.

 

The Riverside County Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement/Internet Crimes Against Children (SAFE/ICAC) task force received a tip from FBI agents in Louisiana about 2 p.m. on Aug. 12.  The task force conducted an investigation and Perez was arrested about two hours later.

 

The task force obtained and served a search warrant at Perez’s home in Beaumont on Aug. 12, where task force members found an unregistered AR-15 weapon and evidence related to the investigation.

 

The Riverside County Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement/Internet Crimes Against Children (SAFE/ICAC) task force, led by the DA Bureau of Investigation, is a team of local, state and federal enforcement officials dedicated to proactively monitoring and tracking registered sex offenders to ensure their compliance with registration requirements, and to protect our children through community education and the identification, apprehension, and prosecution of those who commit internet crimes against children.

 

The SAFE/ICAC task force works in partnership with the following agencies: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the Beaumont, Murrieta, and Riverside police departments, California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, FBI, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Marshals Service, and The Inland Empire Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking task force. The SAFE/ICAC task force is an affiliate with the San Diego SAFE/ICAC task force.

 

For more information about the task force or sex offender information and internet safety tips, please visit www.RivCoSAFE.org

 

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