SFPD Charges Local with Sex Crimes
On Thursday, June 23, the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) announced that officers from the department’s Internet Crimes against Children Unit had arrested Alameda resident Emmanuel Ellison, 45. In a press release SFPD stated that it had evidence that led the unit to suspect Ellison of having online sexual contact with a minor.
In late May, SFPD was made aware of an individual attempting to have sexual contact with an underage female through online social media. During the investigation SFPD determined that Ellison had sent numerous graphic sexual images of himself to the victim.
Officers from SFPD arrested Ellison in Alameda. According to the department, officers from the Internet Crimes against Children Unit made the arrest with assistance of investigators from the San Francisco District Attorney’s office, the Department of Homeland Security Investigations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Alameda Police Department.
SFPD booked Ellison into San Francisco County Jail on two felony counts of sending harmful material to a minor and two misdemeanor counts of arranging a meeting with a minor for sexual contact.
In its press release SFPD reminded the public that the investigation remains active and open. The department is asking anyone with information contact the SFPD anonymous tip Line at (415) 575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411; begin the text message with SFPD.