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SUSPECT CHARGED WITH SEX CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN

Berkeley, California (Tuesday, April 21, 2020) - Internet Crimes Against Children and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a cyber tip about an online account that may possibly have child pornography.  Further investigation into the online account revealed the accounts owner as well as pornographic images of children. Additional investigation into the suspect  led detectives to arrest him on suspicion of PC 311.11(a) and PC 288.5(a).

On April 20th, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged the suspect (David Daniel Peat, Male, 30 years old, Berkeley, CA) with felony PC 311.4(c), felony PC 311.2(c) and misdemeanor PC 311.11(a).

The Berkeley Police Department would like to thank the Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the San Jose Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

The Berkeley Police Department takes great pride in keeping our community safe.  We appreciate the public’s support and are pleased that we were able to bring justice to those who wish to do harm to our community.

Case 2020-19597

Case 2020-19725

As this case remains under investigation, we are not able to release the suspect’s booking photo at this time.

 

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