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Tuesday November 21st, 2023 :: 09:16 a.m. PST


Cyber Tip Leads to the Arrest of a Yucca Valley Man for Child Pornography

DATE/TIME: Monday, November 20, 2023

INCIDENT: PC 311.11(a) Possession of Child Pornography

LOCATION: Town of Yucca Valley

VICTIM: State of California

SUSPECT: Joseph Anthony Borges III, Age 48, Resident of Yucca Valley

On November 7, 2023, detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Specialized Investigations Division - Crimes Against Children Detail received a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) concerning child sexual abuse material. 

During the investigation, detectives from the Crimes Against Children Detail and Morongo Basin Station identified Joseph Anthony Borges III, a teacher at La Contenta Middle School, as the suspect.

At the conclusion of the investigation, Borges III was arrested and booked at the Morongo Basin Jail in Joshua Tree for violation of PC 311.11(a) Possession of Child Pornography, in lieu of $40,000 bail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Alexander Stumbo of the Specialized Investigations Division - Crimes Against Children Detail, at (909) 890-4904. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or leave information on the We-Tip website at   

Refer: Detective Alexander Stumbo

Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Crimes Against Children Detail

Phone No.  (909) 890-4904

Case No. 602300082

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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