SLO man arrested for child pornography
December 31, 2015
A 38-year-old San Luis Obispo man is accused of having pornography displaying children as young as 4-years-old partaking in sexual acts with adults. Police arrested the man Wednesday morning.
After receiving information Stephen Joseph Lemus was in possession of child porn, around 8:15 a.m., detectives served a warrant at his home in the 2500 block of Johnson Avenue.
During the search, detectives found several images and videos of minors engaged in various sex acts with adults. The adults could not be identified because of the manner in which they were photographed or recorded, the press release states.
Detectives found all of the child pornography evidence in a room belonging to Stephen Joseph Lemus. The suspect was home during the search, and detectives arrested Lemus for possession of child pornography.
Investigators believe no one else living at the home had knowledge of or involvement in the child pornography activities. Detectives will conduct a thorough forensic search of Lemus’s computer and other personal electronic devices to determine if he violated other crimes related to child pornography.
Officers booked Lemus in San Luis Obispo County Jail with his bail set at $40,000. Lemus is no longer in custody, according to the county sheriff’s office website.