Man sentenced to 22 years in state prison from child molestation investigation

A man arrested in October in a long-term investigation into child molest allegations and possession has been sentenced to 22 years in state prison.

Posted: Oct 16, 2019 8:59 PM
Updated: Dec 20, 2019 3:39 PM

UPDATE 3:31 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 - A man arrested in October in a long-term investigation into child molest allegations and possession has been sentenced to 22 years in state prison for lewd against two separate minors and possession of child pornography, the Shasta County District Attorney announced.

23-year-old Adam York was sentenced to prison for sex crimes committed against two separate minors, manufacturing child pornography, and possession of over 600 images of child pornography, the DA said.

When York is released, he will have to register as a sex offender. 

Redding Police Department conducted a long investigation that included numerous search warrants and thousands of documents. This led to a confession about the two minors and the possession of child pornography to police by York, according to the DA.

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UPDATE 10:10 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 - Those living on Magnolia Avenue are in shock after they learned of the arrest of York.

Action News Now spoke with neighbors about the suspected crime.

"I'm a survivor of sex abuse as a child and I'm 43 and still dealing with it today," said Kathleen Erickson. "You never know, honestly, you never know what somebody is doing behind closed doors and obviously, it's very close to home."

Tami Jackson said she is concerned for kids in the area, like her own grandson.

"It makes me sad for what our society has come to, and people think that's just okay. That's heartbreaking," said Jackson.

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REDDING, Calif. - Redding Police Investigators made an arrest on Oct. 16 in a long-term investigation into child molest allegations and possession and/or distribution of child pornography.

Officials say, Adam York, who is 23 years old, was arrested for an outstanding warrant on several sex-related crimes.

Following an interview by investigators, officials say a search warrant was issued for York's home on the 1600 block of Magnolia Avenue where items of evidence were located.

York, of Redding, is being held in the Shasta County Jail on $500,000 bail.

Officials say the investigation is ongoing and investigators are working to confirm the identities of several victims.

Anyone with information can contact the Redding Police Investigations at 225-4200.

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