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Martinez Police Department
Tuesday May 4th, 2010 :: 02:25 p.m. PDT


Lewd Contact with Minors, Suspect Arrested

SUBJECT: Lewd contact with minors.

Within the past 6 months, the Martinez Police Department has received two tips from the Sheridan Police Department (WY) and from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The information consisted of the suspect female making contact with minor boys through the Xbox 360 Live gaming console. The female would then converse with the juveniles through the gaming system and then at some point would exchange telephone phone numbers. The suspect female would then instigate sexual conversations with these minor boys.

Through investigation, the suspect female was identified as Janis Thompson, a 44yr. old female of Martinez. On 5/4/10, the Martinez Police Department served a search/arrest warrant at Thompson’s home. Thompson was found there and arrested. Evidence was located in the home. Thompson was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for the charges of lewd and lascivious contact with minors and sexual exploitation of a child.

It was determined Thompson was a Mt. Diablo School District employee as a part time yard duty supervisor. The school district was notified per state law.

If anyone has any information with regards to this case, please contact me at:

Detective Michael Estanol 925-372-3452

Martinez Police Department
525 Henrietta St
Martinez, CA 94553

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 925-372-3440

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