Chico man arrested on child porn charges

A Chico man was arrested on Feb. 3 after BCSO detectives say they located evidence indicating he was downloading over 600 images of child pornography.

Posted: Feb 5, 2021 10:46 AM

CHICO, Calif. – A Chico man was arrested on suspicion of possessing over 600 images of child pornography.

In 2020, Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) detectives began investigating David Veach, 22-years-old, of Chico. During the investigation, detectives located evidence indicating Veach was downloading child pornography.

On Jan. 27, 2021, detectives served a search warrant at Veach’s residence, located in the 1100 block of West 7th Street, Chico.

Detectives seized multiple electronic devices that belonged to Veach. They later conducted forensic searches of the electronic devices and located multiple images of child pornography. Detectives also located evidence indicating Veach was the individual who downloaded the child pornography.

On Feb. 3, Veach was placed under arrest for a felony count of possessing over 600 images of child pornography, and for a felony count of possession of child pornography portraying sexual masochism, according to BCSO.

Veach was booked into the Butte County Jail. However, he later posted bail and is scheduled to be arraigned at the Butte County Superior Court on April 23, 2021.

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