Customs and Border Patrol agent found guilty of child porn possession in SF

Courtesy of SFPDGilbert Lam

A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent with the Department of Homeland Security was found guilty of possession of child pornography Thursday, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Gilbert Lam, 39, of San Francisco, was reportedly in possession of up to 49 videos of child pornography, district attorney spokesman Max Szabo said in a statement.

In October 2011, based on a tip provided by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, a search warrant was executed at Lam’s residence, Szabo said. During the search, officers seized computers, hard drives, a cell phone and other electronic storage media that were all located in Lam’s bedroom. Multiple videos on the seized hard drives were of child pornography.

It was determined that the videos belonged to Lam, who was then found to be a sworn officer of the law, Szabo said.

“Any case involving the exploitation of a child is acutely disturbing,” District Attorney George Gascón said. “But the fact that an individual who wears a uniform is capable of perpetrating such an egregious crime makes this incident particularly unsettling.”

Some of the children in the videos discovered have been located by law enforcement authorities around the world, Szabo said. Lam is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 14. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Alexis Fasteau.

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