ADELANTO – A tip from Google landed an Adelanto man behind bars officials said.
The investigation into a cyber tip reported by Google began on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Included in the tip were images and videos that contained child pornography from an account that belonged to Juan Beltran, 27. Following the investigation, on Friday, May 11, 2018, at around 12:27 p.m., authorities located Beltran at the Starbucks located at 16922 Main Street in the City of Hesperia. “Investigators determined Beltran used large, colorful hair bows to exploit minors,” Hesperia Sheriff’s officials said in the news release. “At the conclusion of their investigation, Beltran was arrested.”
Beltran was booked into the High Desert Detention Center for the possession of child pornography and contacting a minor with intent to commit sex acts. He is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Authorities believe there may be additional victims. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Brian Arias of the Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children Detail at (909) 387-3615. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the WE-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com
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