Camp Counselor Arrested for Child Molestation Charges and Sending Harmful Material to a Minor

Booking Photo of Evin “Devin” Blanchard

On August 2, 2016 the San Francisco Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit began an investigation after the Director of a summer camp program in San Francisco reported that an adult camp counselor was having inappropriate contact with three juvenile campers.

The camp counselor was identified as Evin “Devin” Blanchard a 24 year-old San Francisco resident.

Through the ICAC Unit's investigation, it was determined that Blanchard obtained and sent sexually explicit images and videos to the victims through online social media.

Blanchard also inappropriately touched the victims during several field trips.

San Francisco Police ICAC Unit investigators obtained a $3 million warrant for Blanchard’s arrest and, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, developed information that Blanchard had fled to Arizona.

In the early morning of September 15, 2016 members from the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task force took Blanchard into custody in Phoenix, Arizona. Blanchard will remain in custody in Phoenix pending his extradition to San Francisco.

Once Blanchard is extradited to San Francisco he will be booked on the following charges NW 288(A) PC (5 counts) Child molestation , NW 288.2(a)(2) PC (4 counts) - Sending harmful material to a minor, NW 311.4(C) PC - Production of child pornography, and 647.6(a) PC (3 counts) - Annoy or molest a child.

If you feel you may have been a victim or have had any suspicious contact with the subject please contact the Special Victims Unit (415) 558-5500. 

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