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News Release

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Media Relations

Child Pornography Suspect Arrested NR13399bb

Los Angeles:  In response to a report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), the Los Angeles Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) in partnership with the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested 35-year-old Frank Hernandez, Jr., a resident of the San Fernando Valley.

On August 28, 2013, LAPD ICAC Unit along with HSI served a search warrant at Hernandez’ residence, where he was arrested.  Hernandez was arrested for violation of 311.1 (a) of the California Penal Code:  Distribution of Child Pornography.

Frank Hernandez, Jr. was booked at Van Nuys Jail and held in lieu of $20,000.00 bail.

Frank Hernandez is currently employed by the Los Angeles Unified School District as a Substitute Teacher’s Assistant for the past 6 years.

The public is reminded that any suspected inappropriate contact with a minor or knowledge of child pornography on the Internet, should be immediately reported to their local law enforcement agency or to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at (800) 843-5678, or missing, who will forward the information to the appropriate law enforcement agency on a nationwide basis.

If anyone has any questions regarding this crime, please contact Lieutenant Andrea Grossman at (562) 624-4027.  Anyone wishing to report a crime may remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, click on "web tips" and follow the prompts.