Jeral Steven Cooley, 30, of Anza, has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography (Penal code 311.11(B)). Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 7.
Cooley was arrested on Aug. 15. Investigators and officers with Riverside County’s multi-agency Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Task Force found more than 75 images of child pornography in Cooley’s possession. Cooley was arrested on felony charges of possession of child pornography and for violating the terms and conditions of his parole.
He has been jailed at the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta. No bail was allowed for this case.
In 2007, Cooley was arrested on a similar charge, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 16 months in prison.
The SAFE Task Force is a collaboration of multi-disciplined law enforcement agencies focused on reducing incidents of sexual assault countywide by means of comprehensive registered sex offender monitoring and enforcement.