Skyline Man, Estranged Wife Arrested in Child Porn Investigation - NBC 7 San Diego

Skyline Man, Estranged Wife Arrested in Child Porn Investigation

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    Skyline Couple Arrested in Child Porn Probe

    NBC 7's Elena Gomez reports on the arrest of Jonathan Gastelum and his estranged wife Jennifer Gastelum. He is accused of distributing child pornography. She is accused of child endangerment. (Published Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014)

    A Skyline man is facing child pornography charges and his estranged wife is accused of child endangerment after an FBI investigation led them to find disturbing images of two young female victims.

    Jonathan Gastelum is accused of sharing child porn images with two different law enforcement officers during online chat room visits.

    The images allegedly depicted a female toddler and a prepubescent female, FBI agents said.

    Gastelum was arrested Tuesday after federal officials executed a search warrant at a granny flat behind the home on Skyline Drive. He faces distribution of child pornography charges.

    In one of the sessions on Sept. 16, a user identified as "4yodau" shared a Kik user account with the investigators in order to share four images, according to court documents. 

    The Kik user asked the investigators, "Do u have children or toddlers in pain? Movies."

    Officials allege the IP address connected to the chat room user was tied to Gastelum. In court documents, investigators claim Gastelum admitted to sharing the images through a Kik account.

    Jennifer Gastelum, Jonathan's estranged wife, was also arrested Tuesday. San Diego Police took her into custody and transferred her to the Las Colinas Detention Facility. She’s accused of child endangerment and assault charges, officials said.

    A neighbor who identified herself as Kim told NBC 7 the couple had two young daughters under the age of seven.

    “I’m mad, I’m disgusted, I’m angry,” the neighbor said.

    She claims Jennifer Gastelum moved out of the home three months ago and started the divorce process.

    The neighbor also told NBC 7 that Jennifer Gastelum would babysit her two sons from time to time.

    Jennifer Gastelum is scheduled for arraignment on state charges Friday.

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