A Los Angeles Unified School teacher was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sharing child pornography with a county authorities employee, authorities stated.
Detectives with the San Bernardino Police Department arrested Rene Gregorio Estrella on the 210 Freeway round 6:30 a.m. on suspicion of distributing and receiving child pornography. Estrella, 60, is a teacher on the School of Business and Tourism on the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex, in accordance with the college’s web site.
Investigators stated Estrella exchanged a number of pictures of child pornography with 62-year-old Steven Frasher, who labored as a public info officer with the Los Angeles County Public Works Department.
Investigators with the San Bernardino Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and Specialized Crimes Unit served search and arrest warrants on Estrella at a residence in Claremont and a second location within the metropolis of Los Angeles. Police discovered a number of digital gadgets that have been taken as half of their investigation, in accordance a information launch from the police division.
In an announcement, the Los Angeles Unified School District stated it was notified about an worker’s arrest by San Bernardino police, however it didn’t title Estrella. Officials stated the worker will probably be blocked from getting into any LAUSD websites.
“All District protocols are being followed, and we remain in cooperation with local authorities,” the assertion stated. “Due to the ongoing investigation by law enforcement, we are unable to disclose additional details about this matter. Please be assured that the safety of our students continues to be our utmost priority. Students and the greater school community are always encouraged to share any and all concerns with their school or with local authorities.”
Jail data present that Estrella was booked into custody on Wednesday however launched later that day.
Frasher, a resident of Redlands, was arrested Oct. 3 after investigators obtained a tip indicating that he was downloading illicit child porn on the web and saving it in an web storage account, police stated.
Frasher, a candidate for the Redlands City Council in 2020, labored for the Riverside Police Department as a public info officer and in addition served as a public info officer for the Glendale Unified School District.
The San Bernardino Police Department posted a video on its Instagram account of Frasher’s arrest, exhibiting officers getting into and looking out his residence. The video additionally reveals Frasher being led away in handcuffs.
Times employees author Summer Lin contributed to this story.