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Cyber tip lands Turlock man in jail on child pornography charges
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A tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that came to the Turlock Police Department in February resulted in the arrest of a Turlock man on child pornography charges on Wednesday.
The tip was given to the High Tech Crimes detective, who sought out a search warrant to obtain data and information as to who was using the account suspected of sending and receiving child pornography.
With the information obtained from this search warrant, detectives were able to identify a user and a location where the data had been downloaded, said Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Parmley.
Detectives obtained a second search warrant,which was served Wednesday morning in the 2400 block of Mountain Springs Drive.
Detectives located Timothy Ryan Burnham,44, of Turlock at his home and interviewed him regarding his involvement in these crimes, Parmley said.
 At the conclusion of the interview, Burnham was arrested and transported to the Stanislaus County Jail. Burnham was booked on possession of child pornography and sending or receiving obscene matter depicting minors, both felonies. Depending on the results of the forensic analysis of Burnham’s electronic devices recovered during the search, he may be facing future charges.
“There is no indication there are any local victims in this case, " said Turlock Police Detective Gina Giovacchini. "I encourage anyone who knows or suspects anyone who is participating in child exploitation to report this activity to their local law enforcement agency.”
The Turlock Police Department asks that anyone with information regarding this investigation to call Detective Tim Redd at (209) 664-7325.  You can also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780 or email at  

The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program.  Callers can  leave  an  anonymous  tip  by  calling  CrimeStoppers  at  (209)  521-4636  and may be eligible for a cash reward.