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Livermore police searching for minors in Internet porn incident

62-year-old man arrrested for lewd behavior in underage online contacts

The Livermore Police Department is asking the public for assistance in identifying juveniles who may have had contact with a 62-year-old man who was arrested Friday.

Thomas Browning was arrested for allegedly communicating with a minor on the Internet for the purpose of engaging in lewd and lascivious behavior, according to police.

Detectives in Livermore recently learned from a Pennsylvania law enforcement agency that Browning allegedly communicated with an undercover officer who had assumed the identity of a 13-year-old girl in an Internet chat room.

While chatting with the supposed minor, Browning engaged her in sexually explicit conversations, according to police.

The Livermore resident also allegedly made statements in the chat room that he has committed lewd acts with a girl in Livermore. He did not name the juvenile he allegedly molested, police said.

Browning was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

Anyone who believes a child has been a victim of a lewd act is asked to call Lt. Matthew Sarsfield at (925) 371-4730.

Bay City News, Jeb Bing

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Posted by Concerned parent
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 26, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Do they have a picture of him?


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Posted by Bob
a resident of Del Prado
on Apr 26, 2009 at 6:11 pm

What!? Chris Hansen not doing his job?


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Posted by Found the picture!
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 26, 2009 at 9:08 pm

Here's the same article but from Channel 7,ABC News AND it includes a picture! Web Link


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Posted by AVHS Dad
a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Apr 27, 2009 at 1:54 pm

AVHS Dad is a registered user.

Looks like they added a pic. I heard about this on the radio. Kudos to the cops on both coasts for working together and grabbing him. Watch, soemone will relate this to the Stoneridge Extension and Parcel Tax soon!


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Posted by wondering
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 28, 2009 at 1:53 am

Is that Cholo?


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Posted by Lee
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 29, 2009 at 10:32 am

Kudos to the cops that pursued, and arrested this man! Let's hope they have enough evidence to put him away for good if he is guilty! I have had enough of convicted sex offenders getting out of jail and being free to pursue our kids again! I say IF they are found guilty, we should not hesitate to give them the death penalty. That is the only way to deter these sickos, and not have them reoffend when they get out of jail!!


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on May 2, 2009 at 6:11 pm

i wondering...it's your mommy...tee hee hee, tee hee hee...


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