Matthew Aaron Steele, who was booked yesterday for alleged distribution and possession of child pornography, was arrested on a Ramey warrant.
No arraignment date or complaint has been filed yet.
I got a copy of the Ramey warrant right now. Visiting Judge Leonard LaCasse signed the warrant.
Residence address is in Arcata; business address is Humboldt State University.
HCSO received a report on 5/31/2016 from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, cyber tipline report.
According to the Ramey warrant, there vwere approximately 500 images and videos of suspected child pornography.
" NCMEC forwarded the suspected image depicting child pornography to HCSO. I viewed the image. The photograph appeared to depict two prepubscent females who were about 10 years old. One of the females is nude. She was lying on her back. The photograph appeared to be taken from her vaginal area upwards to her face. The female's vagina, anus, chest and face were visible in the photo. The second female appeared to be lying behind the first female. Only the subject's upper shoulders and face were visible. All visible portions of the second female were unclothed. The two females were leaning their faces toward each other."
The Ramey warrant states Steele had a criminal history dating back to 2002 with arrests for CVC 23152 (a) and CVC 23222 (b) and a conviction for CVC 23152 (a).