Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
NINTH-STRIKER SEX OFFENDER FACES TRIAL FOR BEING IN POSSESSION OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PORNOGRAPHIC IMAGES AND
VIDEOS OF CHILDREN
SANTA ANA – A sex offender with nine prior strike convictions faces trial today for being in possession of hundreds of thousands of pornographic pictures and videos of children, as well as books and Internet print-outs on torture, rape and murder of children. Vaughn Robert Biby, 47, Fullerton, is charged with one felony count each possession and control of child pornography, and sexual exploitation of a child. Biby is also charged with sentencing enhancements for nine prior strike convictions for lewd and lascivious acts on minors in Orange and Los Angeles Counties in 1995 and a prison prior for child molest. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 50 years to life in state prison. Opening statements are expected to begin today, Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in Department C-35, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined.
Between November 2009 and March 2010, Biby is accused of being in possession of hundreds of thousands of photographic images and computer-printed images of child pornography which were indexed and saved in his Fullerton home. He is accused of having pornographic photographs depicting infants and young children bathing, swimming in pools, and being potty trained. The defendant is accused of having in his possession books about child rape, torture and murder, and printed pedophile stories from the Internet. Biby is accused of having home videos, tapes and DVDs depicting naked children.
Biby is accused of having Chuck E. Cheese tokens to lure children and possessing several different library cards. He is accused of having recently worked as a truck driver for a portable toilets company and delivering the portable toilets to parks and venues where children congregate.
On March 25, 2010, the Fullerton Police Department and the Department of Probation conducted Sex Offender Compliance Check searches on selected high-risk sex offenders, including Biby’s residence, and discovered the child pornography.
Deputy District Attorney Nicole Nicholson of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.