Acting on a tip from an Internet-savvy sex crimes detective from a neighboring agency, San Luis Obispo police arrested a Cal Poly student Tuesday morning after allegedly finding child pornography on his computer.
Lt. John Bledsoe said Tuesday that the agency received information from the unnamed law enforcement official that someone at a home in the 1500 block of El Tigre Court accessed the material online and was likely in possession of child pornography.
At about 9 a.m., detectives served a search warrant at the house, allegedly discovering several images and videos of children engaging in various stages of sexual conduct on a computer and other devices owned by 19 year-old Elliot Masami Yu Jing Kasadate.
The Police Department said in a news release the images included children as young as 8 years old.
Kasadate, who was home during the search, was arrested on suspicion of possession of child pornography. He was booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail in lieu of $35,000 bail.
Bledsoe said no one else living at the residence is believed to be involved in obtaining or sharing the illicit content.
According to Cal Poly’s student directory and his own Facebook page, Kasadate is a computer engineering major at the university.
Jail records indicated that Kasadate was no longer in custody as of Tuesday afternoon.