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Man who allegedly had 2,600 child porn images is arrested

October 3, 2011 |  7:26 pm

John Botello A 61-year-old Riverside County man who allegedly possessed more than 2,600 child porn images was arrested Monday, authorities said.

John Fernando Botello of Cathedral City was apprehended on an outstanding warrant charging him with eight counts of possessing child sexual exploitation images, the Riverside County district attorney's office said.

Investigators found child porn on computers and storage drives that allegedly belonged to Botello, authorities said.

Botello is accused of gathering the images using file-sharing software.

Officials said the arrest resulted from a yearlong investigation by a sexual-predator task force of county law enforcement authorities called Spider.

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Photo: John Fernando Botello. Credit: Riverside County Sheriff's Department

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