Thousand Oaks Police Arrest Internet Child Pornography Suspect
7/3/2011 7:36:00 AM
Nature of Incident: Internet Child Pornography Arrest
Date & Time/ Report: June 30, 2011 / Report #11-14647
Unit Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police / Internet Crimes Against Children Unit and the F.B.I. SAFE Team
Suspect City of Residence Age
Verl Darvin Chaney Newbury Park 52
The Thousand Oaks Police Department / Internet Crimes Against Children Unit and FBI arrested Newbury Park resident, Verl Darvin Chaney, age 52, for possessing child pornography. The investigation began in May of 2011, when an undercover detective of The Thousand Oaks Police Department / Internet Crimes Against Children Unit using a publicly available file-sharing program observed that Chaney was electronically sharing illegal child pornography. The downloaded images and videos contained visual depictions of actual minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
A search warrant was served today at Chaney's residence. Chaney was arrested without incident at his residence and booked on felony child pornography charges into the Ventura County Jail. Chaney's bail is set at $50,000.
The Thousand Oaks Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Unit has made the investigation of online sexual predators, and those who choose to exchange images of child pornography a top priority, and will continue to aggressively investigate, identify, and prosecute those persons involved in Internet Crimes against Children.
Officer Preparing Release: Detective Anthony Aguirre
Follow-up Contact: Detective Anthony Aguirre
Date of Release: June 30, 2011
Approved By: Captain Tim Hagel
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
800 N Victoria Ave
San Buenaventura, CA 93003