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Martinez Police Department
Thursday April 29th, 2010 :: 05:47 p.m. PDT


Child Pornography Suspect Gets 2 Years in Prison

DATE: 04/29/10

LOCATION: 486 Morello Avenue, Martinez, CA


On 10/08/09 the Martinez Police Department conducted compliance checks of registered sex offenders within the City of Martinez, which occurs several times throughout the year.

Detectives visited Joseph Censoplano (65 years) at his home in the apartments at 486 Morello Avenue in Martinez. Joseph Censoplano has two prior convictions for possession of child pornography. One conviction was in 2001 and the second conviction was in 2004.

During this visit, additional child pornography was located and his computer was seized pending analysis. A forensic analysis was conducted by a detective specially trained in computer crimes located additional items of child pornography. A criminal complaint was issued by the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office on 03/19/10 for six counts of possession of child pornography.

On 04/05/10 Censoplano plead guilty to one count of the possession of child pornography. He was sentenced on 04/26/10 and received two years in state prison. When Censoplano is released from prison, he will still be required to register as a sex offender.


Censoplano, Joseph Patrick 65 years old, Martinez resident

Any questions can be directed to Detective Fred Ferrer @ 925-372-3451

Prepared by Sgt. Jon Sylvia 10/29/10

Martinez Police Department
525 Henrietta St
Martinez, CA 94553

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