On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at about 9:00 A.M., after a four-month-long investigation, investigators from the Oxnard Police Department’s Family Protection Unit, Drug Enforcement Unit and members of the Southern California High Tech Task Force served a search warrant at a residence in the 1200 block of West Cedar Street in the City of Oxnard. During the subsequent investigation and search, Lawrence Ullrich, 66 years old, an Oxnard resident, was identified as allegedly being in possession of child exploitation material as well as participating in the distribution of child exploitation material.
Mr. Ullrich was arrested for possession of child pornography with intent to distribute and bringing obscene matter into the state via the internet. Mr. Ullrich was booked into the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility on a bail amount of $50,000.
“The Oxnard Police Department would like to remind the public that the possession of child pornography is a felony and can be punishable with imprisonment in State Prison. In addition to being captured in images and videos, many children depicted are often the victims of sexual assault, exploitation, or human trafficking. The Oxnard Police Department is committed to protecting the safety of our youth and the continuing investigation of these crimes against children will be vigorously investigated and prosecuted,” said Sergeant Scott Aaron.
Anyone with information regarding Mr. Ullrich or the possession of child pornography is encouraged to contact Detective Kevin Adair with the Oxnard Police Department’s Family Protection Unit at (805) 385-7663. For additional information on how to report child pornography, contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at www.missingkids.com.