Nicholas Banducci

Nicholas Banducci

Former SF startup worker arrested in child pornography investigation

A former startup employee in San Francisco was arrested Tuesday just north of the Panhandle on child pornography-related allegations, including claims he had more than 600 sexually explicit images of minors, authorities said.

Police executed a search warrant on the 300 block of Stanyan Street — between the University of San Francisco campus and Golden Gate Park — around 5:30 p.m. and detained Nicholas Banducci, Officer Albie Esparza said.

Banducci, 27, is a former employee of Shyp, a startup in based in The City that picks up and delivers packages, where he worked as a “City Launcher,” a company spokesperson confirmed.

“We terminated our employment relationship with Mr. Banducci in August of this year,” said Jabu Dayton, of Shyp.

Banducci’s social media profiles show he enjoys “growth hacking,” “lean startups” and “working at the BEST startup.” In the past, Banducci has lived in Loma Rica in Yuba County, and Grass Valley in Nevada County.

Details surrounding the child pornography investigation that led to Banducci’s arrest have yet to be released.

Banducci was booked into County Jail later Tuesday on suspicion of distribution of child pornography and possession or control of child pornography — both felonies.

Banducci is being held without bail. He has yet to be arraigned or formally charged by prosecutors, the District Attorney’s Office said.

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