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Two Arrested On Separate Child Pornography Charges During Police Sting

Two Arrested On Separate Child Pornography Charges During Police Sting

Jonathan Tolentino | Aaron Lessner

San Jose Mercury News via YellowBrix

February 22, 2011

SANTA CRUZ – Police arrested two Santa Cruz men last week in connection with child pornography videos with victims as young as three years old, Santa Cruz police reported Monday.

The cases were separate and the men did not know each other, police said.

Police seized a computer and other materials from the home of 28-year-old Jonathan Tolentino on the 300 block of Western Drive on Wednesday, Deputy Chief Steve Clark said. A computer seized from the home contained nearly 100 videos with child pornography with victims from ages 5 to 10, police said.

On Friday, Tolentino met with officers at the Santa Cruz police station with an apology letter in which he admitted to watching porn, Clark said. He was arrested, Clark said.

Tolentino was listed in a campus directory at UC Santa Cruz but it is unclear if he is enrolled, UC Santa Cruz spokesman Jim Burns said.

Adam Lessner, 21, turned himself in to authorities on Saturday accompanied by his attorney, police said. Police seized computer equipment from Lessner’s home on the 300 block of Everson Drive on July 29, 2010, Clark said.

Lessner had several hundred videos and images of child porn with victims from age 3 to 13 as well as adult bestiality images, Clark said.

Both suspects shared videos and images with an undercover police detective, Clark said. The arrests were part of a proactive effort to stop the proliferation of child pornography, he said.

“These crimes are particularly damaging,” Clark said. “It’s the proliferation of this kind of material that is a concern for us here.”


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    Nitroman

    over 3 years ago

    448 Comments

    Some people, I mean is the regular porn that is out there EVERYWHERE not enough?? I hope you rot!

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    els98

    over 3 years ago

    474 Comments

    Just sick! I'll never understand these people........

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    Rogue1

    over 3 years ago

    466 Comments

    Bump tactman702. This makes me sick!

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    tactman702

    over 3 years ago

    318 Comments

    Two sick F's !!!!! What else can I say........ All these purv's need to be lined up and thrown in a wood chipper.

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    BForJuvCor

    over 3 years ago

    846 Comments

    Find a deep hole without a ladder to throw them in. I hate these vermen.

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    DonnaLynn

    over 3 years ago

    10610 Comments

    Two less to worry about. Creeps! Well said Top_Cat: ick!

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    HEYSARGE

    over 3 years ago

    16726 Comments

    Throw the key away....Scum!

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    OlympicJoy

    over 3 years ago

    374 Comments

    Glad these creeps are off the streets.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Am i the only one that finds it odd that Lessner turned himself in Sat., though his computer was seized over 6.5 months ago, while Tolentitio's computer was seized last wed. and he was arrested last week, why the big delay in Lessner's case.

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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Good police work in getting these dirtbags off of the streets.

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    rsironron

    over 3 years ago

    5220 Comments

    I hope these 2 POS go away for a long time and that they both get put in with bubba.

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    TrafficCop28

    over 3 years ago

    1424 Comments

    Dirtbags

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 3 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Cuff them, stuff them and lock them far, far away.

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    Jonas

    over 3 years ago

    42222 Comments

    Locke em up in the middle of everything and then throw away the key. Great Police work!!!!!

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    sdyoung82

    over 3 years ago

    478 Comments

    Great job to the officers that worked this case!! I know this war on child pornography isnt going to stop anytime soon, but its nice to see that efforts are still being made!!

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