Child pornography arrest in Merced

The Merced Police Department arrested Elith Christopher Ramos, 21, for possession of child pornography. Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to call Detective Jeff Eastman at (209)385-4735 or, or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725.
March 25, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Merced Police Department arrested Elith Christopher Ramos, 21, for possession of child pornography. The arrest occurred Monday morning at his residence when detectives served a search warrant.

Detective Jeff Eastman of the departments High Tech crimes unit and a member of ICAC, Internet Crimes against Children is the lead investigator.

The investigation started over two month ago when Eastman was notified that approximately 25 files of child pornography was being down loaded to a computer with an IP address coming back to the suspect's residence. After obtaining enough information, a search warrant was obtained for the residence. Inside the suspect's bedroom, detectives found a desk top computer. A preliminary forensic search was done on the computer, which revealed child pornography. Other computers and electrical equipment was taken.

During questioning, Ramos wouldn't admit that the desk top computer was his, but stated he was the primary user of the computer. Ramos grandmother stated she had bought the computer for Ramos. Ramos admitted to watching adult pornography from the desk top, but denied to watching or down loading child pornography. Ramos then asked the investigator why they weren't arresting the individual who makes the child pornography. When asked if he likes watching a child get raped, Ramos answered, "That's the nature of man."

A photograph of suspects can be obtained through the Merced County Sheriff's Department.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to call Detective Jeff Eastman at (209) 385-4735 or, or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725.


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