Wilmington – A Delaware Child Predator Task Force investigation into the online distribution of child pornography has resulted in the arrest of a Bear-area man, Attorney General Beau Biden announced today.
“Our Child Predator Task Force continues to employ the latest investigative technology to successfully track down and arrest predators who pose a threat to kids in communities all over our state,” Attorney General Biden said.
During the investigation detectives tracked the distribution of child pornography to a Bear-area residence and yesterday, February 19, members of the Child Predator Task Force and a uniformed Trooper from DSP Troop #2 executed a search warrant at that residence, located in the 100 block of Honora Drive, Caravel Farms, in Bear. During the search detectives identified 41 year-old Carlos Javier Arbelaez-Restrepo, a resident of the address, as a person of interest and transported him to Troop #2 for further investigation. Detectives also recovered multiple computers and digital media storage devices and a forensic preview of the seized evidence revealed multiple images and videos of child pornography.
As a result of the investigation Arbelaez-Restrepo was arrested and charged with 25 counts of Dealing in Child Pornography. He was arraigned via videophone by JP Court #2 and was taken to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $500,000 secured bail.
The Delaware Child Predator Task Force investigation continues. Investigators ask members of the public who have seen suspicious activity in the vicinity of the residence (located near the intersection of Honora Drive and Heagy Court) to contact the Child Predator Task Force at (302) 739-2030.
A booking image of Arbelaez-Restrepo is attached.
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