The California Highway Patrol on Monday arrested a Sacramento County man who is accused of distributing and possessing child pornography found on a digital device at his home.
James Stanley Skaggs, 60, of Isleton, remained in custody Thursday afternoon at the Sacramento County Main Jail, where he was being held without bail.
The CHP’s Computer Crimes Investigation Unit launched an investigation in August, when one of the investigators identified an Internet Protocol address in Isleton that was suspected of downloading and distributing “a significant quantity” of child sexual abuse material, according to a CHP news release.
After determining the exact location of the IP address, later identified as Skaggs’s Fourth Avenue home, the investigators obtained a search warrant.
On Monday, the CHP investigators served the search warrant at Skaggs’s home. The CHP said investigators found a digital device at the home that contained “several gigabytes” of child porn in the form of photos and videos of children ranging from 3 to 13 years old.
The investigators linked the digital device to Skaggs and took him into custody without incident, the CHP said.
Skaggs was arraigned Wednesday afternoon in Sacramento Superior Court. He’s scheduled to return to court next Wednesday for further proceedings in his criminal case.
The CHP team of investigators was assisted by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force.