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Court documents highlight new details in CSUB professor child porn case

Posted: 9:53 PM, Dec 18, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-19 05:53:05Z

A police report is shedding new light on the case of Theodore Ishida, the Cal State Bakersfield professor accused of possessing child pornography on his computer.

The documents show a timeline beginning in December 2016, when Ishida reportedly told Bakersfield Police officers that his computer, which had been stolen in August of that year, contained child pornography.

The report details phone calls between Ishida and an unknown caller. During the conversations, the other caller claims to have Ishida's computer and hard drive and asks Ishida for as much as $50,000 for his silence.

Francois Garipey is suspected of being the person on the other line; he told 23 ABC earlier this month during a jailhouse interview that he was "just messing with the guy." Garipey pleaded not guilty and is due in court on Wednesday on a charge of attempted extortion.

The report also goes into explicit detail regarding the contents of Ishida's hard drive that was obtained by police. The documents say there were 90,113 images and videos on the drive and almost all of them were pornographic in nature. Police described some of them as "child pornography, bondage, rape and beastiality."

The drive had 841 images of juveniles under 18 engaged in sexual acts or simulated sexual acts. The youngest, according to the report, appeared to be 10-12 months old.

Ishida is suspended pending the outcome of the investigation. He's due in court to be arraigned on Thursday morning.