Redlands, CA: Self employed music instructor arrested for possession of child pornography.

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Redlands, CA: Self employed music instructor arrested for possession of child pornography.

On Thursday, September 26th, 2013, detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 7000 block of Bobcat Lane in Highland, California in regards to suspected child pornography stored on electronic devices.

The reporting party provided multiple electronic devices that she believed contained child pornography to the detectives.

Detectives from the Crimes Against Children Detail conducted an investigation and discovered that the owner of the electronic devices was 52 year old Michael Freeland of Redlands, California.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Hi-Tech Detail discovered images of child pornography on Michael Freeland’s electronic devices.

On Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015, detectives interviewed Michael Freeland at San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Headquarters.

Following the interview, Michael Freeland was booked at the Central Detention Center for Possession of Child Pornography, with bail set at $25,000.

Michael Freeland posted bail and was released from custody at 4:25pm PT on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015.

An arraignment date has not been scheduled.

Michael Freeland is self-employed as a music instructor in Redlands, California.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Crimes Against Children Detail Detective Jennifer Burkhart at: 1 (909) 387-3615.

** Picture was courtesy of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. **

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