FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--December 12, 2019
Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638
Pleasant Hill Man Arrested for Child Pornography Related Crimes
Martinez, Calif. – On Tuesday December 10, 2019, 29-year-old Pleasant Hill resident Daniel Joseph Feliciano was arrested for possession and production of child pornography.
On December 11, 2019, acting on a tip from an electronic communication service provider, investigators executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Burns Court in Pleasant Hill and seized numerous electronic devices containing images of children under the age 18 engaged in sexual activity.
Feliciano was arrested for possession and production of child pornography, as well as committing lewd acts with a child under 13. Feliciano was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility and his bail was set at $500,000.
A formal charging decision will be made by the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.
The charges are a result of an investigation by Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is managed by the San Jose Police Department. In Contra Costa County, detectives and investigators from the Walnut Creek, Concord and Moraga Police Departments, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, Contra Costa County Probation Department and Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office participate in the task force along with Special Agents from the United States Department of Homeland Security and the United States Secret Service.
Parents are encouraged to discuss online safety with their children and can visit the website www.kidsmartz.org for further information. If you believe your school or community organization would benefit from a smartphone and social media awareness presentation, please contact the District Attorney’s Office at [email protected].
Anyone with information can contact Senior Inspector Darryl Holcombe at 925-957-8757.