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Child Caregiver Accepts Child Pornography Charges

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By Pamela Cruz. Peninsula 360 Press [P360P] / Bay City News
A 33-year-old Redwood City man who worked for years as a caregiver for young children pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in exchange for a two-year prison sentence, San Mateo County prosecutors said.

Alexander Jessup pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of distribution of child pornography and is scheduled to be sentenced in April 2022.

According to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office, Jessup had worked for a decade with young children, most recently at the Newton Center at Laurel School on Edge Road in Atherton, and also worked as a babysitter.

A tip to a regional task force that focuses on Internet crimes against children led investigators to serve a search warrant earlier this year at Jessup's home. 

After the investigation, they determined the subject had uploaded several files of girls exposing themselves and had also exchanged child pornography with others, prosecutors said.

Jessup remains out of custody on $100,000 bond, and was ordered to stay at least 100 yards from the Atherton facility and not have any unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 18, according to the District Attorney's Office.

Jessup's defense attorney was not immediately available to comment on the case.

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