West Covina Man Allegedly Solicited Pornographic Photos, Videos From Minors Online; Detectives Seek Additional Victims

Investigators said Tuesday they believe there are additional victims after a West Covina man was arrested on suspicion of soliciting and sending pornographic photos and videos from juvenile females.

Matthew Blanchard is shown in a booking photo released Nov. 1, 2016, by the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department.

Matthew Blanchard is shown in a booking photo released Nov. 1, 2016, by the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department.

Matthew Steven Blanchard, 20, was detained last Thursday after detectives uncovered the illicit internet communication, according to a statement from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Blanchard used social media to receive lewd images as well as request them, deputies said.

On Oct. 27, law enforcement searched Blanchard’s residence and confiscated electronic devices he used, the release states.

Authorities said they released Blanchard’s booking photo to encourage potential additional victims to come forward.

Anyone with information regarding the crimes is asked to contact detectives in the Chino Hills Police Department at 909-364-2000.