News Story

 

Arrest of ''Revenge Porn'' Suspect
3/9/2015 3:55:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Arrest of 'Revenge Porn' Suspect

Report Number:

14-11332

Location:

Ventura, California

Date & Time:

03/05/2015  /  1130 Hours

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Major Crimes Bureau

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

Age

Andrew Jacob Parkin

Adult Female

Ventura

Ojai

23

19

 

Narrative:

On March 03, 2015, Investigators with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Bureau arrested Andrew Parkin for distribution of private intimate photos also known as 'Revenge Porn.'  Parkin had made a fake Craigslist ad which included naked photos of his ex-girlfriend when she was 15 years old.  Investigators became aware of the incident and were assisted by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).  Parkin was later identified as the person who wrote the ad.  Parkin was contacted and arrested for a misdemeanor section of distribution of private intimate photos.  Parkin will be arraigned in Ventura County Superior Court on April 2, 2015.

 

Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 255 into law in California on October 1, 2013. This new law makes revenge porn a misdemeanor under California's disorderly conduct statute. The punishment is six months in jail and a $1,000 fine with additional fines for repeat violations.  In January of 2015, SB 1255 was enacted which expanded the 'Revenge Porn' law to include photos taken by the victim also known as 'Selfies.'

 

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office is committed to protecting victim(s) of Internet crimes.  In today's world of social media it is easy to become a victim of such crimes.  The Ventura County Sheriff's Office reminds parents to educate their children of the dangers and consequences of posting and sharing personal and private information with others.

 

Prepared by:

 

Detective Randy Skaggs / Major Crimes Bureau

 

 

News Release Date:

03/09/2015

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Ryan Clark / Major Crimes Bureau

(805) 384-4721

Ryan.clark@ventura.org

 

 

Approved by:

Captain Melissa Smith / Major Crimes Bureau.

 







 

Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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