May 30 — Police from around Monterey County, CA, in collaboration with federal agencies and the Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, searched six homes in Salinas, Marina and Castroville, California yesterday and arrested seven men in a child pornography sting.
Authorities arrested Salinas residents Curt Tamanaha, 30; Howard Daly, 56; Miguel Marquez Rodriguez, 26; Paulino Maldonado, 29; and Jaime Maldonado, 21, the statement says. They also arrested 40-year-old Eric Olsen of Marina and 24-year-old Jorge Vargas of Castroville.
Police say they discovered and seized computers with images and other evidence linking the men to the distribution or possession of child pornography.
87 detectives from 27 different agencies, including the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security collaborated with the Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in the sweep.