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On September 14th, detectives with the Central California Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested 34 year old Anthony Emmanuel Escobedo of San Joaquin.

He was booked into the Fresno County Jail on felony charges of possessing and distributing child sexual abuse material.  His bail was set at $40,000.  He has since posted bond and been released from jail.  

Detectives began an investigation into Escobedo after receiving information he was using social media to share child sexual abuse material.  One video showed a man raping a girl estimated to be three to five years old.  On Tuesday, detectives contacted Escobedo at his home on the 22000 block of W. Lincoln Ave. in San Joaquin.  During the service of a search warrant, electronic devices were seized, which will be analyzed.

Escobedo has an extensive criminal history related to sex crimes.  He has active cases in Fresno County for forcible rape and indecent exposure.  On three separate occasions he was caught masturbating near schools in Clovis.  There are also document reports of him groping young girls and exposing himself to a child.

Due to these patterns of behavior, it is possible that there are other victims out there who have not reported Escobedo’s illegal activity.  He has lived in Fresno, Clovis and Kingsburg.  

If you have additional information about Anthony Escobedo, please contact Sgt. Chad Stokes at (559) 600-8144, Detective Randy Heckman, (559) 977-0482 or Valley Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867, www.valleycrimestoppers.org or submit a cyber tip at http://www.missingkids.com/home

ICAC is comprised of 64 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies spread throughout nine counties in the Central Valley. It is dedicated to protecting children online and investigating crimes committed against children, which are facilitated by the Internet and computer usage.

Anthony Escobedo

Contact Information

Tony Botti
Public Information Officer
(559) 600-8137
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