Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Human Trafficking Unit, Detective Support and Vice Division, arrested a man who sent harmful matter to someone he thought was an underage girl.
Officers arrested 35-year-old Jonathon Ellis of Long Beach, CA after he contacted an undercover police officer, who was posing as a 16-year-old girl on the internet. Ellis also sent a sexually explicit image to the officer. Jonathon Ellis, studied medicine in Henderson, Nevada and is currently a resident physician in Long Beach, CA.
Deputy District Attorney Angela Brunson, filed (4) counts of 288.2(a)(2) PC, Sending Harmful Matter to a Minor, and (1) count of 288.4(a)(1) PC, arrange a Meeting with a Minor to Engage in Lewd Behavior.
Additional victims who may have been reluctant to report similar crimes committed by Dr. Jonathon Ellis, are encouraged to contact Detective Support and Vice Division, Human Trafficking Unit, Officer Aaron Korth or Detective Sammy Cruz, at (213)486-0910. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(800-222-8477) or go directly towww.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.
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