|For Immediate Release
Case # 10NF0897
April 23, 2010
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
NINTH-STRIKER SEX OFFENDER TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR BEING IN POSSESSION OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PORNOGRAPHIC IMAGES
AND VIDEOS OF CHILDREN
SANTA ANA – A sex offender with nine prior strikes convictions will be arraigned today for being in possession of hundreds of thousands of pornographic pictures and videos of children, as well as books and magazines on torture, rape and murder of children. Vaughn Robert Biby, 46, Fullerton, is charged with one felony count each of bringing obscene matter into California, 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 minimum sentence of 25 years to life to a maximum of 75 years to life in state prison. Biby is being held on $1 million bail and is scheduled to be arraigned this morning, April 23, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana.
Between November 2009 and March 2010, Biby is accused of being in possession of hundreds of thousands of digital images of child pornography on his computer and photographic images 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 magazines about child rape, torture and murder, and how-to books for pedophiles. Biby is accused of having child pornography videos, tapes and DVDs.
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.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Randy Litwin at (714) 347-8794.
Deputy District Attorney Nicole Nicholson of the Sexual Assault Unit is prosecuting this case.