Number of Paso Robles sex offender victims escalating
August 3, 2016
Investigators have now identified 17 children and multiple adult women Jason Robert Porter allegedly sexually molested or secretly photographed, according to San Luis Obispo County Assistant District Attorney Lee Cunningham.
Porter, 44, is accused of sexually molesting the children, making child porn and secretly photographing women’s bodies or undergarments. For example, Porter allegedly attached a camera on his shoe and then took photos under woman’s skirts.
On Tuesday, Porter plead not guilty to 31 charges including eight counts of committing lewd acts with a child, six counts of oral copulation with a child, 10 counts of using a concealed camera, five counts of using a device to see through clothing, one count of possession material depicting a child engaged in sexual acts and one count of using a minor for sex acts. The children ranged in ages from 1 to 10 years old at the time of the abuse. Two of the child victims are now over 18 years of age.
Even though investigators have discovered photographs of women’s bodies or undergarments that Porter allegedly took without the subject’s consent, those charges have not yet been filed.
Officers arrested Porter in both June and July. On June 23, a woman found Porter taking lewd photographs of her 6-year-old daughter. Police arrested Porter and booked him in Jail, but he quickly posted bail and was released.
In July, officers served a search warrant at a home Porter shares with his parents. Detectives seized computers and storage devices and discovered thousands of images and videos of suspected child and adult pornography. Officers arrested Porter again on July 16, and he has since remained in San Luis Obispo County Jail with his bail set at $7 million.
Paso Robles police are continuing to try to identify women and children from photos and videos they found in Porter’s home.
Investigators request that anyone with information about the case call the police department at (805) 237-6464 or Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP.