Updated: 5 held in Southern California child porn crackdown

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Five Southern California residents have been arrested in a crackdown on child pornography, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department announced Friday.

Authorities say four men, ranging from 19 to 72 years old, were arrested this week on suspicion of possessing and distributing child porn involving children as young as 1 year old. A Palmdale woman was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance. The arrests followed an investigation by a Los Angeles Cyber Crimes Task Force.

According to a press release by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department:

The first four suspects who were arrested are identified as 19-year-old Rolando Garcia of South Los Angeles, 43-year-old Mario Aburto of West Covina, 72-year-old Jon Johnson of Fullerton, and 53-year-old Soraya Solimano of Palmdale. Rolando Garcia, Mario Aburto and Jon Johnson were arrested for suspicion of possessing and distributing child pornography. Soraya Solimano was arrested for suspicion of possessing a controlled substance. 

A fifth suspect, 52-year-old Gregory MacClean of Palmdale, was arrested Friday morning (10/25/13) [on suspicion of] possession and distribution of child pornography.

The department said MacClean turned himself in on Friday after allegedly fleeing when investigators attempted to contact him at his workplace in Whittier and after he failed to show up at a pre-arranged meeting with investigators. 

According to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, task force members served search warrants on Oct. 23 and 24 at homes in South Los Angeles, Palmdale and Fullerton, and at businesses in the Baldwin Park and Whittier. 

Authorities say they believe the men downloaded child porn on home and work computers and shared it online. Investigators say they seized hundreds of photos and videos of children engaging in sex acts with adults.

The victims are believed to be located around the world.

This story has been updated.

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