Christian Clews Child Porn Charges

Clews Horse Ranch Owner Faces Federal Child Porn Charges

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A California boarding stable owner is facing federal child pornography charges.

Christian Clews, 51, of San Diego, is charged with two counts of knowingly possessing or distributing material depicting minors in sexually explicit conduct. The court unsealed the complaint late last month after Clews was arrested.

Clews operates the horse training facility, Clews Horse Ranch. The ranch offers horse training and lessons for children and adults in multiple disciplines including horsemanship, roping and hunter/jumper.

The filing does not state if any of the children in the photos are customers of Clews Horse Ranch.

Investigators served a search warrant at the ranch in October after a two-year investigation. It began with child porn images found on Clews’s mobile phone.

The search warrant allegedly uncovered 100 child pornography images and videos from Clews’ computer. Some of the graphic content included animals, documents state.

Investigators state in court documents that Clews admitted to possessing and distributing child porn after he was read his rights.

The court released Clews on $150,000 personal appearance bond. Authorities are using a GPS monitoring device to ensure Clews remains under house arrest.

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