The Central California Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force today announced the arrest of Selma man in connection with an internet child pornography investigation. Arrested was 25 year old Jeremy Hudler.
Hudler was identified during an ongoing proactive investigation targeting suspects who use file sharing programs to download and distribute child pornography.
As a result of the investigation, this past Monday morning, detectives served a search warrant at Hudler's residence located in the 2000 block of Azalea St in the City of Selma. Hudler was not at the residence and detectives learned he had recently moved out.
Detectives then responded to the McDonalds restaurant located at Floral & Fwy 99 where Hudler was known to frequent. When they arrived, detectives located Hudler sitting in front of his computer near the children's play area. When contacted by detectives, Hudler was attempting to erase items on his computer's hard drive. A forensic scan of Hudler's computer hard drive revealed several items of child pornography.
Hudler was later booked into the Fresno County Jail on charges of possessing child pornography.
During the investigation, it was learned Hudler, a registered sex offender, had been frequenting the McDonalds restaurant for the past two years where he would spend 12-15 hours on his computer.
The purpose of the release of this information is to allow members of the public to protect themselves and their children from sex offenders.
Anyone with information on this, or any other child pornography investigation, is asked to contact Sgt. Jeff Kertson at 600-8144.
Deputy Chris Curtice
Public Information Officer