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News Release

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Media Relations

L.A. Attorney Arrested for Child Porn

Los Angeles: A Los Angeles Attorney was arrested after pornographic photos of children were discovered at his home and on his work computer.

On August 2, 2007, at around 7:00 a.m., detectives from the Los Angeles Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, arrested Robert Charles Fishman, 53, of Agoura Hills, for Possession of Child Pornography.

In March of this year Detectives received a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that pornographic images of children were being uploaded from his work to a Yahoo! INC. group web site. A search warrant was obtained in order to identify the individual uploading the photographs.

The information led investigators to a law firm in the 500 block of South Figueroa Street. After discovering the suspect was Fishman, detectives obtained an additional search warrant for Fishman’s home and the law firm. Numerous items of evidence were recovered from both locations and Fishman was taken into custody.

Fishman is free on $20,000.00 bail.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Shannon Geaney at the Los Angeles Police Department, Juvenile Detectives, Internet Crimes Against Child Task Force, at 213-847-5358. On weekends or during off-hours call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).