A man has been arrested in a case involving alleged sex acts with a minor in the Porterville area.

William Epperly, 34, was arrested and booked at the Adult Pre-Trial Facility in Visalia. He faces charges of Possession of Child Ponography and Lewd and Lascivious Acts with a Minor.

Detectives with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit followed up on information regarding alleged sex acts with a minor in the Porterville area. As a result of the investigation, Detectives identified Epperly as the suspect and learned he had committed lewd and lascivious acts with a minor on several occasions. Detectives also served forensic search warrants associated with Epperly and found multiple images of child pornography involving children between the ages of 6-10 years old.

On Tuesday with help from the Tulare Police Department, Epperly was found in Tulare and taken into custody. Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit responded and took over the investigation. 

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Jose Nevarez or Sgt. Steve Sanchez with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at (559) 733-6218. Anonymous information can be sent by text or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call (559) 725-4194.

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