SFPD Arrest Suspects on Child Pornography Charges (17-072)

In March 2017, the SFPD Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit began an investigation into an individual who was uploading and trading child pornography on the internet.

As the result of the investigation the ICAC unit was able to identify the suspect as Billy Lockhart, a 36 year-old San Francisco resident. Lockhart was identified as Psychiatrist employed by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Investigators determined that Lockhart was using UCSF Wi - Fi internet to upload child pornography.

On May 9, 2017, SFPD investigators served a search warrant at Lockhart’s residence in San Francisco on the 100 block of Buena Vista Terrace. During the search warrant investigators located numerous media devices belonging to Lockhart, which all contained hundreds of child pornography videos and images. Investigators were able to gather evidence that Lockhart was also viewing child pornography . Another resident at the home was also arrested, 33 year - old Benjamin Martin.

Investigators located hundreds of child files on media devices belonging to Martin. Both Lockhart and Martin were arrested on scene. Lockhart was charged for possession of child pornography, possession of over 600 files of child pornography, and distribution of child pornography. Martin was charged for possession of child pornography, and possession of over 600 files of child pornography.

Booking photos of Lockhart and Martin accompany this news release.

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

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