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El Cerrito Police Department
Friday March 15th, 2019 :: 02:56 p.m. PDT


Child Pornography Arrest

On March 13, 2019, detectives from the El Cerrito Police Department arrested forty-one-year-old Richmond resident Christopher Silva for soliciting, and being in possession of, child pornography. Silva, an English teacher at El Cerrito High School, was arrested at his residence and was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility. Formal charges from the District Attorney’s Office are pending further investigation. The West Contra Costa Unified School District is aware of the investigation and is cooperating with detectives. The ECPD is asking anyone with information about Silva to contact detectives at the number listed below.

ECPD Investigations Division (510) 215-4418 or

Media requests should be directed to Special Operations Lieutenant Lauren Caputo at (510) 820-4450 or

El Cerrito Police Department
10900 San Pablo Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 510-237-3233

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