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Costa Mesa Man Arrested under Suspicion of Communicating with a Minor for Sex

On June 14, at 7:11 a.m., the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) including City of Carlsbad Police Department detectives served a San Diego County arrest warrant and with the assistance of the Irvine Police Department arrested 39-year-old Jeremy Osso in Irvine, California.

Osso is suspected of violating California Penal Code sections 288.3(A), Communicating with a Minor for Sex, 288.2 (A), Sending Harmful Matter to a Minor, 664-311.11 (A), Attempted Solicitation of Child Pornography, and 459, Burglary.

During the investigation, the Carlsbad Police Department discovered Osso is an employee with the Irvine Unified School District. The school district was notified of the arrest on June 14. Osso has been placed on unpaid administrative leave from the district.  

Detectives became aware of Osso in May of 2017 while conducting an online task force operation.

Community members with information about Osso and inappropriate or criminal behavior with a minor are asked to contact the Carlsbad Police Department.

Osso will be booked into the Vista Detention Facility in San Diego County. The bail has been set at $100,000.

ICAC is a national network of 61 coordinated task forces representing over 3,500 federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies. These agencies are continually engaged in proactive and reactive investigations and prosecutions of persons involved in child abuse and exploitation involving the internet. More information including internet safety resources for parents, educators and young adults can be found at www.icactaskforce.org. Community members are asked to report child sexual exploitation to local police, the ICAC Task Force or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's Cyber Tip Line at www.cybertipline.com or 1-800-843-5678.

For more information
Sergeant Scott Meritt, 760-931-2195 or scott.meritt@carlsbadca.gov

Irvine Unified School District
Annie Brown, Public Information Officer, 310-866-0238 or anniebrown@iusd.org

Police media contact
Jodee Sasway, 760-931-2105 or jodee.sasway@carlsbadca.gov

June 14, 2017