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Posted on: December 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] News Release: Antioch Man Charged with Distribution & Aggravated Possession of Child Pornography

Shawn Jamison Prichard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- December 14, 2020

Contact: Scott Alonso, 925-957-8638

[email protected] 

Antioch Resident Charged with Distribution and Aggravated Possession of Child Pornography 

Martinez, Calif. – On Thursday December 10, 2020, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office filed felony child pornography charges against 41-year-old Antioch resident Shawn Jamison Prichard. Prichard is charged with three counts of distribution of child pornography and one count of aggravated possession of child pornography. 

On December 9, 2020, the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force served a search warrant in the 2400 block of Mammoth Way in Antioch. During the service of the search warrant, several items of digital evidence were reviewed which contained child pornography. As a result, Prichard was taken into custody and booked the Martinez Detention Facility. Prichard’s bail was set by the court at $1,000,000. Prichard remains in the custody of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office. Prichard appeared in court for his arraignment on Friday December 11, 2020. 

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, Martinez, Brentwood 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 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 about this investigation is encouraged to contact Senior Inspector Darryl Holcombe at 925-957-8757 or [email protected]

Case information: People v. Prichard Docket Number 04-200770-6



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