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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) are seeking additional victims following the arrest of Francisco Lopez.
In May 2022, The Los Angeles Regional ICAC Task Force received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) that child sexual abuse material (CSAM) was uploaded from an unknown address in Los Angeles using a social media platform. ICAC Task Force investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department subsequently identified the reported user as 50-year-old Francisco Lopez, a resident of Los Angeles.
On May 26, 2022, LAPD ICAC Task Force investigators served a search warrant at Lopez’s residence, where evidence was seized. Lopez was a campus aide at an elementary school in Los Angeles. Lopez was arrested for violation of 311.11(a), Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material. Detectives are releasing Lopez’s photo because they believe there are additional unidentified victims.
The ICAC Task Force is comprised of over 100 federal and local affiliate agencies that detect and investigate child predators that use the Internet to contact children or deal in child sexual abuse material. The public is reminded that any suspected inappropriate contact with a minor, or knowledge of child sexual abuse material 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 kids.com. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children will forward the information to the appropriate law enforcement agency nationwide.
If you believe you were a victim, or have any information, please contact Detective Wesley Lin at (562) 624-4027. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call The LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu. Tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program