Crimes Against Children Investigators arrested Joseph Stevens of Yucaipa for possession/distribution of child porn

Investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, Crimes Against Children Detail (CAC) and Sheriff’s Hi-Tech Division, began an investigation into the downloading, possession and distribution of child pornography. Through investigation, it was determined the child pornography was distributed from a home in Yucaipa.

On Thursday, July 30, personnel from CAC, Hi-Tech Crime Detail and the Yucaipa Sheriff’s Station served a search warrant at a residence in the 12000 block of 14th Street in Yucaipa. Investigators determined Joseph Arlen Stevens, 57, of Yucaipa, was responsible for the distribution of child pornography. At the conclusion of the investigation, Stevens was arrested for the distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography. Stevens was subsequently booked into Central Detention Center. Stevens bail was set at $25,000.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Deputy Shelly Ponce or Detective Brian Arias of the Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children Detail at 387-3615. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

Refer: Deputy Shelly Ponce or Detective Brian Arias

Station: Specialized Investigation Division - Crimes Against Children Detail

Case No. DR# 602000125 C#2020-130

Phone No. 387-3615

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