San Francisco Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit Arrests Extortion and Child Pornography Suspect 20-028

In 2019 the SFPD Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit was referred a case by
New York State Troopers researching a suspect who was believed to be conducting
inappropriate communications with a minor in San Francisco.


ICAC began an investigation into an individual who was communicating with an
underage minor. That minor was being tormented and extorted for sexually explicit
images and videos by an individual online. The underage minor was so traumatized
from the torment and extortion that they began to harm their self.


Through the ICAC investigation, SFPD was able to determine that the suspect was
storing the sexually explicit files of the minor in several cloud storage accounts. The
suspect was identified and a search warrant was issued for the investigation.
On February 13, 2020 SFPD served a search warrant at the suspect's residence
located on the 200 block of Monticello Street. The suspect, 19 year-old Kean John
Szeto, was placed into custody and computer equipment was seized.


Szeto was arrested for extortion, production of child pornography, possession of child
pornography, communicating with a minor to commit a sexual act, inflicting emotional
suffering to a minor, and annoying or molesting a minor. A booking photo of Szeto is
included with this news release.


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

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