TEMECULA, Calif. – A multi-agency task force arrested a former police officer Tuesday after about two dozen pornographic images of children were allegedly found on his computer.
Hector Jesus Zamora, 42, was arrested near his Temecula home by members of Riverside County’s Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Task Force.
Authorities say the images found on the computer include photos depicting Zamora with girls that may have been minors. SAFE Task Force officials say they believe those photos may have been taken about 10 years ago when Zamora lived in Holtville, Calif., where he worked as a police officer.
The FBI served a search warrant at Zamora’s home in January 2010 and seized his computers. Forensic investigators found the pornographic images in the computers, according to a SAFE Task Force news release. The FBI then referred the case to the SAFE Task Force, which continued the investigation.
Zamora posted bail shortly after his arrest and no arraignment date has been set. He has been charged with one count of possessing child sexual exploitation images.
Now SAFE agents are asking the public if Zamora has had any illegal contact with other underage girls. He has lived in Temecula since 2005, when he moved there from San Diego County. Anyone with information is urged to call the SAFE tip line at 866-SAFE-595 or visit www.RivCoSafe.org.