SLO man arrested for child pornography

December 31, 2015
Stephen Joseph Lemus

Stephen Joseph Lemus

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.



  1. slorealitycheck says:

    Sam Louis,

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  2. AmericaBeautiful says:

    Thank you, Detectives.
    CCN: Please get back to us after you find out who bailed the pervert out? A cartel lawyer? The ACLU?

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  3. demiseofslo says:

    Throw him in general population and get a head start on justice!!

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  4. fishing village says:

    good work! we are so fortunate to have hard working folks doing this job! Thank you!

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  5. Rich in MB says:

    Another Day….another Sex Crime in our Happiest little Community of SLO.

    Take off your blinders folks….depravity abounds in this community, but these days you can’t use the words sexual depravity or sexual deviant or just Sicko without offending some protected class of people. What next….you don’t even want to ask.

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    • indigo1955 says:

      It is a global phenomena. In other countries–it is even worse than here. Ever hear of a pedophile junket? It is a plane that flies wealthy men to have sex with underage children–usually in Vietnam or the Philippines. Average cost for a child under 10 is $2,000. The child’s family buys a farm with that money.

      We all know 1 in 4 girls is sexually molested as a child, and 1 in 6 boys. So, where are these children? What are they doing? My bet is that this is just another one of those cases. I was told in psychology that victims of sexual abuse either act in or act out. Acting in looks like cutting, promiscuity….or it looks like acting out.

      You cannot address any of this because the world is so full of revenge and hate. There is no change to treat the child early…..because no one cares. They just let them grow up–see things like this—and scream bloody murder. That never solves the problem. Ever. These people are a part of the problem–because they have their head in the sand….or somewhere else….okay, that is for another post….

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      • CentralcoastRN says:

        People don’t want to spend money on social worker programs and mental health treatment programs to prevent things. They want to spend money on lots of law enforcement and prisons. You cannot measure prevention really, that’s no fun. Let’s just wait for molested children to grow up and commit crimes and then wonder how they become monsters….

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        • mej says:

          There’s no fix for pedophiles. This guy needs to either be locked up forever or put down. There needs to be special laws for crimes against children.

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        • r0y says:

          That is because most “social worker programs and mental heath treatment programs” do not prevent things. They treat symptoms, at best.

          Surprised no one brings up the middle east, where child rape is culturally accepted! (Like when your profit defiles a 9 year old).

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      • SamLouis says:

        Men aren’t the only humans that go on such “junkets.”

        I’m curious — can you cite a reputable reference that backs up your “…1 in 4 girls is sexually molested as a child, and 1 in 6 boys…” comment? Thanks.

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        • AmericaBeautiful says:

          I’ve read that before, also. Indigo’s correct.

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          • r0y says:

            The point was not that you read it (or Indigo), but rather WHERE did you guys read it, was what was asked.

            Hell, I can write anything and you can say you read that. Does not make it correct, accurate, etc. Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t; I inherently distrust figures and such from media outlets. Hell, I distrust most of what I read or see in media. I doubt I am alone in that, too.

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