Yolo County Man Convicted of Possessing Child Pornography

Quin Martin had over 29,000 pornographic images on his computer

Press Release

(Woodland, CA) August 28, 2017 - District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced today a Yolo County Jury found 33-year-old Quin Martin guilty of possessing child pornography on August 24, 2017. Martin is a resident of the unincorporated area of Yolo County. He was also convicted of possessing more than 600 pornographic images, which increases the potential penalty.

The Yolo County Sheriff's Office investigated the case after receiving information from the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office regarding a person downloading child pornography in Yolo County. The Yolo County District Attorney's Office High-Tech Unit responded and assisted in the collection of computers and other evidence. Yolo DA Investigator John Sadlowski analyzed several devices over a six-month period discovering over twenty nine thousand images. Through the analysis, he was able to verify that Quin Martin was the person responsible for the illegal downloading.

Deputy District Attorney Larry Eichele prosecuted the case before the Honorable Judge Paul Richardson. Investigator John Sadlowski who qualified as an expert in High-Tech procedures and Child Pornography, testified about the complex processes investigators use to find people who download child pornography. Eichele stated “When jurors serve on these cases they see the horror that is involved with the creation of child pornography. These are real kids being brutally assaulted and exploited. We are very grateful to the jurors in this case, who I know were deeply affected by what they saw.”

District Attorney Jeff Reisig said "The convictions in this very disturbing case would not have been possible without the expert digital forensic work of the County High-Tech Unit. Yolo County is lucky to have strong support for the High-Tech Unit from the Board of Supervisors and the police chiefs."

Quin is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Richardson on October 6, 2017. He faces up to five years in prison and will be required register under 290 of the California Penal Code as a sexual registrant.

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