Santa Maria Man Arrested for Chid Sex Crimes

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Source: Santa Maria Police Department

Santa Maria Police Department Detectives began investigating Joel McClain, 31 years of age, resident of Santa Maria after receiving information he possessed child sexual abuse material (CSAM).

The investigation began in June of this year which led to a search warrant at his residence within the city. Multiple follow up search warrants were conducted in the following months. 

During the course of the investigation, detectives were able to identify a possible child of sexual abuse. Through the course of the investigation, detectives obtained a warrant for McClain's arrest for the possession of CSAM and lewd acts with a child.

McClain was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail for 311.11(a)PC, 311.2(c)PC and 288.5PC. His bail was set at $350,000.

Detectives are continuing their investigation and ask anyone with information to contact SMPD at (805) 928-3781 X277 or contact Detective Silver at (805) 928-3781 X1346.

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