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SBSD - Headquarters
Thursday November 21st, 2019 :: 07:27 a.m. PST


A cyber tip led Investigators to arrest a Bloomington man for Sending Harmful Matter to a Child

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

INCIDENT: PC 288.2 (a) (1) Sending Harmful Matter to a Child

LOCATION: City of Bloomington

SUSPECT: Carlos Castellanos, 30 years old, resident of Bloomington

Investigators from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, Crimes Against Children Detail (CAC) and Fresno Police Department began an investigation into a cyber tip that was reported by an Electronic Service Provider (ESP) and a female, juvenile victim. The victim lives in Fresno. The cyber tip contained various images, videos and text messages that indicating an adult male was having communication of sexual nature with the victim. Through investigation, investigators from CAC and Fresno Police Department determined the ESP account belonged to the suspect, Carlos Castellanos.

On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, personnel from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, Specialized Enforcement Detail (SED) arrested Castellanos in the city of Bloomington. At the end of an interview with Castellanos, he was arrested for sending harmful matter to a minor. Castellanos was subsequently booked into Central Detention Center.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Brian Arias of the Specialized Investigations Division, Crimes Against Children Detail at (909) 387-3615. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

Refer: Detective Brian Arias

Station: Specialized Investigation Division - Crimes Against Children Detail

Case No. DR#601900136 C#2019-143

Phone No. (909) 387-3615

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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San Bernardino, CA 92408

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