In October 2019,
the Marin County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the San Francisco Police
Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit about a tip that there
was a possible suspect soliciting and receiving nude photographs from minors via
an online chat group. The activity was
believed to be originating from a residence in the City of Sausalito, Ca.
surveilled the suspect and identified an address on Glen Court in Sausalito where
the suspect was living. They also
discovered another address on East Strawberry Drive in unincorporated Mill
Valley where the suspect was recently staying.
This morning detectives served search warrants at both residences and
arrested Nicholas Cory Richars, Age 32 Sausalito, CA. A preliminary investigation into his personal electronic
devices revealed material depicting obscene images of a minor.
seized in this case will undergo additional forensic examination. There is no indication that any of the images
are victims from Marin County.
Center for Missing & Exploited Children
NCMEC’s CyberTipline is the nation’s centralized reporting system for
the online exploitation of children. The public and electronic service
providers can make reports of suspected online enticement of children for
sexual acts, extra-familial child sexual molestation, child pornography, child
sex tourism, child sex trafficking, unsolicited obscene materials sent to a
child, misleading domain names, and misleading words or digital images on the
No Further Information will be released at this time.
Contact: Sergeant Brenton Schneider at firstname.lastname@example.org or (628) 888-9398