Mesa, Assistant U.S. Atty. Richard Lee said. Both face up to 10 years
in federal prison if convicted of a crime.
Indictments were also issued on 17 other men, and another nine
Southern California residents agreed to plead guilty in federal court
to charges they possessed child pornography.
Newport Beach police started investigating Breault in April of
last year when he was seen videotaping children on the playground at
Newport Elementary School, Sgt. Bill Hartford said.
"People thought it was suspicious and called police," Hartford
said. "He admitted he was filming the girls on the playground."
Police interviewed Breault and he also admitted to having
pornographic images of children on his computer, Hartford said.
A search of his home in the 4200 block of Hilaria Way found those
images, police said.
"He further admitted he had videotaped preteen girls at his
daughter's baton-twirling competition for his own sexual
gratification," Hartford said.
Police arrested Breault and forwarded the pornographic evidence to
Costa Mesa resident Riley is charged with possession of child
pornography according to a federal indictment. He is accused of
ordering videotapes and a compact disc of illegal images online from
an undercover officer.
Others named in indictments are: Anaheim residents Darren William
Bell, 36, Richard Vince, 52, and Richard Don Beeman, 50; Andrew David
Caballero, 47, of Cypress; Orange residents Theodore Richard Hutt,
66, and Michael Drake, 40; Fernando Esparza, 47, of Chino; Mitchell
Scott Jacky, 41, of Huntington Beach; Paul McCartney, 35, of Garden
Grove; Billy Joe McDonald, 25, of Lake Forest; Christopher Lee
McFarland, 56, of Irvine; Mario Mauricio Melgar, 42, of Newbury Park;
William Meusch, 57, of Long Beach; Maxob Anthony Regonas Mira, 28, of
Fresno; Ismael Vela Pinedo, 36, of Indio; Kenneth Lee Rankin, 53, of
Victorville; and John Scobey, 40, of Garden Grove.
Another nine people agreed to plead guilty to charges. They were:
Brian Davis, 38, of Capistrano Beach; Kiem Flint, 27, of Fountain
Valley; Jesus Rojero Gurrola, 39, of Stevenson Ranch; Paul Laursen,
70, of Yorba Linda; Emerson Mangabat, 33, of Ladera Ranch; Daniel Lee
Parsons, 35, of Mission Viejo; Brian Ernest Sanders, 27, of Garden
Grove; Jeffrey Szweistis, 45, of Rancho Santa Margarita; and Brian
Triggs, 48, of Anaheim.
* MARISA O'NEIL covers public safety and courts. She may be
reached at (714) 966-4618 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.