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Ranch Owner Expresses Remorse for Possessing Child Porn

The owner of a popular North County horse ranch who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography appeared in federal court Tuesday for his formal sentencing. Christian Clews spoke in court saying he cannot adequately express how sorry he was.  Non-Profit to Help Ease On-Campus Tension at Helix Charter “I do not find children sexually attractive at all. I did possess. I did distribute, and I regret that,” Clews said.Clews, 52, pleaded guilty in July to one count each of possessing and distributing child pornography. Police Chief Nominee Answers Questions Before Public, City Council An unsealed federal complaint alleges the images showed “sexually explicit conduct” with children under 12 years old, some involving the use of animalsClews’ arrest followed a two-year-long Homeland Security investigation that began with images investigators say were found on the ranch owner’s mobile phone. ‘It’s horrible’: SDPD Officer Recounts Police Dog Stabbing According to the complaint, investigators found numerous child pornography images and video files on multiple electronic devices.Clews Horse Ranch is an established Carmel Valley horse boarding and training facility. By most accounts, the ranch is often swarming with kids.The complaint did not indicate whether children who visited the ranch could be seen in any of the confiscated images.Clews was also an investor representative on the Carmel Valley community planning board. According to the website, his term ended in 2016.Photo Credit: NBC 7 Archives This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.
Source: NBC San Diego

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