Jun 20, 2017
Ukiah man arrested on charges of P 311.11; possession of child porn
On June 19th, 2017 at approximately 10:00 AM, Mendocino County Sheriff's Detectives were contacted by a Special Agent of the Department of Homeland Security and Investigation, San Francisco Division.
Information was relayed to the Sheriff's Office that Curtis Andrew Muller, a 32 year old white male from Ukiah, had possibly been exchanging obscene matter, namely items commonly described as child pornography via the internet with a male subject in the United Kingdom. The information had been provided to the Department of Homeland Security and Investigation via Interpol after authorities in the United Kingdom arrested an individual there and a connection was established.
Mendocino County Sheriff's Detectives prepared a search warrant which was issued by a Mendocino County Superior Court Judge. On June 20th at approximately 10:18 AM, Mendocino County Sheriff's Detectives, accompanied by Special Agents of the Department of Homeland Security and Investigation Child Exploitation Investigations Unit, served a search warrant at Muller's residence on Talmage Road. Representatives of the Mendocino County Child Protection Services also assisted in this investigation.
Muller was not located at his residence, however he was located shortly thereafter in his vehicle in Ukiah. Muller was found to be in possession of multiple images of suspected obscene material as described in California Penal Code Secion 311.4.
Muller was arrested for a violation of section 311.11 PC and booked in the Mendocino County Jail and his being held in lieu of $15,000 bail.