Paso Robles man allegedly molested multiple children
July 16, 2016
By KAREN VELIE
Paso Robles police arrested Jason Robert Porter early Saturday morning on 23 charges related to the alleged sexual molestation of multiple local children.
At 1 a.m. today, officers arrested Porter on charges of oral copulation or penetration of a child under 10, lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14, and possessing photos of children engaged in sexual acts. Paso Robles police then booked Porter into the San Luis Obispo County Jail in lieu of $7 million bail.
On June 23, Paso Robles police first arrested Porter, 44, after a woman found him taking lewd photographs of her 6-year-old daughter. Porter was booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of possession of child pornography and committing a lewd act with a child under the age of 14. He quickly posted bail and was released.
Last week, police served a search warrant on a home Jason Porter shares with his parents, Lyle and Margaret Porter. Following the search, police attempted to identify children from pornographic photos found in the Porter home, sources said.
Earlier today, Paso Robles police found Porter in Pasadena and took him into custody.
Lyle and Margaret Porter are having an estate sale this weekend, according to several online ads. Lyle Porter is a former principal at Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School and Margaret Porter is the assistant principal at Old Mission School in San Luis Obispo.
For years, local author Tina Swithin fought to keep her brother-in-law, Robert Porter, away from her children, but the court forced her to allow some visitation with the uncle at the family’s home in Paso Robles.
“From 2001 to 2006, I begged and pleaded for Robert’s mom to get him help,” Swithin posted online. “He was homicidal, suicidal, beat puppies and made out with a 14-year old girl at a wedding. It was her first kiss…he was 30 years old. His mom sat eating chips and dip as he spoke of murdering and raping a woman – she just kept eating without missing a beat.”
While Swithin worked through the system to protect her children, a San Luis Obispo County Social Services evaluator dismissed her claims and asked the court to force Swithin to send her children to the Porter home, according to Swithin’s online posts.
After Lyle Porter left Mission Prep under questionable circumstances, they moved to Saudi Arabia for several years to work at a school.
In 2004 through 2006, Jason and Lyle Porter made multiple trips to Thailand. In 2006, Jason Porter returned from Thailand with a young bride, according to online posts by Swithin. Jason Porter, his parents, his wife and their two small children have since shared a home in Paso Robles.