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San Mateo County driving school owner arrested on suspicion of providing pornography to student

REDWOOD CITY — The owner of a San Mateo County driving school has been arrested on suspicion of supplying pornography to a minor and traveling to meet a minor for an obscene purpose, police said.

In mid-December, the Department of Motor Vehicles contacted the Redwood City Police Department about an independent driving instructor they believed had engaged in criminal activity with a female student, the police said. police in a press release on Friday.

Redwood City Police detectives have opened a joint investigation with investigators from the DMV, the San Jose Police Department, the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office and the Hillsborough Police Department.

Police said the investigation “established credible criminal activity associated with the suspect using an undercover female police office and social media investigative tactics.”

The 38-year-old suspect owns and operates the California Driving Academy, which provides driving lessons in the San Mateo County area, police said.

Police said the investigation is ongoing, but enough evidence has been gathered to arrest the suspect. He was incarcerated in San Mateo County Jail for sending harmful material to a minor and traveling to meet a minor for obscene purposes.

Anyone with information related to the case or others involving the suspect can contact Detective Sergeant. Nick Perna at 650-780-7672 or the Whistleblower Line at 650-780-7110.