Avila Beach man busted for child porn

December 24, 2014
Joseph Rizzardi

Joseph Rizzardi

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s detectives arrested an Avila Beach man on Tuesday for allegedly possessing child pornography.

Shortly before 9 a.m., detectives with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement team searched the home of 48-year-old Joseph Rizzardi. Investigators had previously traced child pornography back to Rizzardi’s computer.

During the search, deputies seized several other computer devices, which are believed to contain similar videos and images of children.

Deputies booked Rizzardi in San Luis Obispo County Jail. He is no longer in custody, though, according to the sheriff’s website.

The Arroyo Grande Police Department High Tech Crimes Unit assisted with the investigation.


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13 Comments

  1. EdStraker says:

    It is interesting to note that on many websites that have a story about the arrest of someone accused of having “child abuse imagery” (formerly known as child porn), the moderators won’t approve your comment if you do not agree with the mob who say that they want the accused to be castrated or executed. If you don’t have this kind of barbaric thinking, and you try to suggest that the prison sentences for viewing “child abuse imagery” should be less than the sentences for producers of “child abuse imagery,” your comment will either not be approved, or it will be there for a few minutes and then disappear.

    (Right now you can be sentenced to 10, 20 even 40 years for viewing “child abuse imagery,” which is the same number of years that somebody gets who has sexually assaulted a child and videotaped it.)

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    • Moderator says:

      on topic comments are not deleted. comments about website moderation policy usually are unless that is the topic being discussed.(there are a couple of websites that have CCN as a topic )

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  2. wineguyjc says:

    Another proud alumni of Cal Poly. Unbelievable, drug dealing, rapist, armed bandits, con-men, embezzlers, swindlers, murderers to just name a few of those proud alumni that have made the paper during the past couple years. And of course all the crooks working at the City of SLO ripping off the community

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    • mkaney says:

      Alright, who left the gate open to north county again?

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      • Theo P. Neustic says:

        Good way to minimalize any validity to your other posts.

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    • BeenThereDoneThat says:

      I don’t know if I would paint with such a broad brush. Yes Poly has been in the news a lot the last year or so but, we are talking a handful of people out of about 19,000 students. That would most likely be the same as in most of society. Yes it is not great but there are a lot of students in and out of there that are fine people.

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  3. indigo1955 says:

    Well, I hate to go back to the psychology thing….but it is my field of expertise. (And you may not like this). There are MANY men (the majority of pedophiles in fact) who are not lacking a conscience-and as a choice, use child porn rather than victimizing children. That said, however, there is no excuse for what these children who are filmed go through. It is supply and demand….there are even sick, exploitive parents willing to put their children out there-and there are men like this who genuinely know they are sick-but who curtail their desire for acting out by just watching the child porn.

    Know the signs: the average active pedophile will offend ~ 300 times prior to arrest. Pedophiles “groom” both parents and children. Parents tend to feel relaxed with coaches, scout masters, camp guides, etc. who have a keen interest in youth. That is actually a huge red flag. Rather to err on the side of more cautious-than to have a child traumatized and damaged.

    And before you go into ragging on me and saying I know nothing about psychology and am a complete phony: check these facts for yourself. Oh, and ease up….it is Christmas Eve.

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  4. charger805 says:

    Apparently, the child predator lifestyle ages a person faster than most. He does NOT look 48.

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  5. Cindy says:

    Child pornography isn’t only servicing a bizarre mental illness but it is festering an incurable illness that is dangerous to all children. I suspect that most pedophiles probably started with kiddie porn. I don’t know what we’re going to do about these men and their mental disorder as our children are more valuable than a pedophiles rights in my opinion. Maybe something out of “A Clockwork Orange” would work?

    Why can’t we the people offer these mentally deranged criminals something like life in prison, physical castration or extreme aversion therapy? Nothing else works or even makes sense. We can’t keep letting them go and it isn’t possible to monitor their comings and goings to the degree that is necessary to protect children in the vicinity of their presence.

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    • Lilylu says:

      That’s what Coalinga State Hospital was built for. There are arguments to be made regarding the cost to build the facility as well as the cost to house a ‘patient’ there, but despite the cost I would rather have them there than living next door to me.

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  6. T-Bone says:

    This is a Christmas your family will never forget right Chester?

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  7. Jorge Estrada says:

    So it looks like he took the bait, what I can’t understand is why that crap is allow to be on the internet in the first place? The source should squelched from the internet and arrested too where juristictions allow.

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    • indigo1955 says:

      You cannot control this stuff, there is just too much of it. Google ‘John Doe 28’. Look how long it has been they have been searching for this guy.

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