Buena Park School Board President Charged in Child Porn Case Involving Prepubescent Minors, Infants: DA’s Office

The Buena Park School District School Board president accused in a child porn case made his first court appearance Friday, one day after police announced his arrest.

Dennis Brian Chambers made his first court appearance on April 21, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Dennis Brian Chambers, 50, has been charged with one felony count of possession and control of child pornography, and a felony count county of distribution of child porn, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

The charges also included a sentencing enhancement allegation that the pornography contained over 600 images, with at least 10 or more involving at least one prepubescent minor, the DA’s office said in a news release.

In addition to prepubescent children under the age of 12, some of the videos and photos contained pornographic images of infants, according to Michelle Van Der Linden, a spokeswoman for the DA’s office.

Dennis Brian Chambers is seen in a photo released by the Fontana Police Department.

Chambers was arrested at his Buena Park residence in the 8000 block of Taylor Street on Wednesday following a monthslong investigation that began in the state of Montana, according to the Fontana Police Department, which investigated the case in Southern California.

Police said they discovered an electronic storage device containing thousands of child porn videos and images at the defendant’s home.

His arraignment Friday was continued to May 5, according to Van Der Linden.

Chambers is currently being held on $250,000 bail, but the amount is being reviewed and could be doubled to $500,000 at the next court proceeding, she said.

He faces a maximum sentence of 5 years and 8 months in state prison, and would also have to register as a sex offender, if convicted as charged, according to the DA’s office.

Orange County Deputy DA Karyn Strokke is prosecuting the case.