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Wasco man reportedly uploaded 32 sexually explicit photos of girls as young as 5 yrs old to Snapchat

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Posted at 2:38 PM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 19:04:17-05

WASCO, Calif. — On November 12 officials said they received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about a man who had reportedly uploaded more than 30 sexually explicit pictures of under-aged girls performing sexual acts to Snapchat.

According to a search warrant obtained by 23ABC News, the suspect reportedly uploaded 32 "digital pictures" of child pornography to the social media application. The documents also said that Snapchat initially reported the username "adriang2019" for violating the app's Acceptable Use policies.

After officials linked an IP address to the Snapchat account, they faxed a Homeland Security Investigations Summons to Charter Communications to obtain the subscriber's name and review the uploaded material. The pictures uploaded were of five-year-old to 11-year-old girls engaging in "sexually explicit conduct," according to the search warrant. The conduct allegedly included "penetrative, oral penetration" along with lascivious exhibition of the girls genital or pubic areas.

About a week later, Charter Communications returned a report identifying that the suspect was the subscriber of the account that was linked to the IP address at the time of the upload. The report also revealed the suspect's address in which officials used to look up surveillance video and car license plate numbers.

A night service has reportedly been requested due to the suspect's residence being near Karl F Clemens Elementary School in Wasco. Officials said it was to avoid possible incident with parents or children during an execution of a search warrant at the residence.