Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 311.10 PC Distributing Child Pornography
Report Number:
13-9530    
Coroner Number:
   
Crime/Incident:
311.10 PC Distributing Child Pornography
Location:
46638 Bourns Gulch Road Gualala, Ca
When: Date: 04/04/2013 Time: 0830 hours
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Russell Dean Haber 54 Gualala, Ca
         
Written by: Lieutenant Jason Caudillo
Synopsis: On 03/26/2013 Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies served a narcotics related search warrant at a residence on Gualala Court in Gualala, California.

During a search of the residence an IPOD electronic device was seized. This device was searched and 184 pornographic images of small children in various sex acts were discovered.

Mendocino County Sheriff's Detective Bryan Arrington was able to establish that the IPOD electronic device belonged to Russell Dean Haber who resides in Gualala. Detective Arrington prepared a search warrant for Haber's residence located in the 46000 block of Bourns Gulch Road in Gualala.

On 04-04-2013 at 0830 hours Sheriff's Detectives, with the assistance of the Mendocino Major Crimes Task Force, executed the search warrant at Haber's residence. During the subsequent search approximately 8,000 images of child pornography were discovered on Haber's desk top computer.

Detective Arrington established through his investigation that these images were being distributed by Haber to others, via a computer file sharing network.

Haber was transported to the Mendocino County Jail where he was booked and to be held in lieu of $15,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Captain Greg Van Patten