San Francisco Police Make Arrest in Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Investigation 21-045

In January 2021 the SFPD Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit was assigned a case involving an individual who was storing hundreds of child pornography files being stored in a cloud storage account.

The account was found to contain images of prepubescent minors being sexually abused by adults.

On February 19, 2021 SFPD investigators served search warrants at apartments located on the 1800 block of Jackson Street and the 1700 block of Clay Street, both of which were associated with the owner of the cloud account.

During the search warrant investigators were able to link the cloud storage account to one of the residents, 52-year-old Bruce Taylor.

During the investigation it was also discovered that Taylor was surreptitiously recording underage minors and other women at different locations throughout San Francisco.

Taylor was a placed under arrest for one count of possession of child pornography, one count of possession of over 600 files of child pornography involving children under the age of twelve (12), and one count of possession of child pornography involving sadomasochism. 

It was determined that Taylor is a former youth lacrosse coach at a private school in San Francisco.

The charges were refiled by the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.

If you feel you may have been a victim or have had any suspicious contact with Bruce Taylor please contact the Special Victims Unit (415) 734-3038.

As of the date of this news release, Taylor remains in custody.

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