Elk Grove police arrest Stockton elementary school counselor on child pornography charges

The suspect is an Elk Grove resident. According to police, he is an elementary school counselor in Stockton. He has been released from jail

Press release from the Elk Grove Police Department press release:


Elk Grove Police Department detectives working in conjunction with the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force and Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Bureau arrested 54-year-old Larry Capello, of Elk Grove for possession of child pornography.  


Elk Grove Police Department detectives were contacted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children after they received a tip reporting images of child pornography found on the internet. The investigation started earlier this year and a search of the internet provider address revealed it belong to Capello.


On October 8, 2019, EGPD detectives along with investigators from the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force served a search warrant at Capello’s residence.


Capello has been employed as elementary school counselor in Stockton.


Capello was arrested and booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail for possession of obscene matter depicting persons under 18 years old.  He is scheduled to be arraigned in Sacramento Superior Court on October 22, 2019.


Elk Grove Police Department detectives, who continue to investigate this case, ask anyone with information regarding Larry Capello and his potential involvement with minors to contact Elk Grove Police Department Investigations Bureau at (916) 627-3718 or tips can also be sent via SMS text message by entering CRIMES (274637) on a cell phone, followed by Tip732 (agency identification number) and the message.

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