A federal grand jury in Sacramento today returned an indictment charging a 49-year-old Woodland man with producing child pornography.
According to court documents, on Oct. 13, Raul Gonzalez had a minor engage in sexually explicit conduct, and he produced a visual depiction of such conduct. The incident occurred in Yolo County, according to a federal Department of Justice news release.
Gonzalez was arrested Nov. 6 and made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate judge Carolyn K. Delaney the following day. At that time, he was detained as a flight risk and danger to the community. He is to be arraigned Thursday.
The case resulted from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Sacramento Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The federally and state-funded task force is managed by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department with agents from federal, state and local agencies. It investigates online child exploitation crimes, including child pornography, enticement and sex trafficking.
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