San Francisco Police Department

05/22/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/22/2024 10:50

SFPD Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit Arrests Sexual Predator of Juveniles in the Ingleside District 24-051

SFPD Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit Arrests Sexual Predator of Juveniles in the Ingleside District 24-051

May 22, 2024 | 4:24 PM
On April 30, 2024, members of the SFPD Special Victims Unit-Internet Crime Against Children (ICAC) obtained information and discovered evidence that a 44-year-old, male John Woods, contacted an individual believed to be an underaged 13-year-old juvenile female. Based on the ICAC investigation, investigators developed probable cause to obtain an arrest warrant for Woods for inappropriate contact with a minor.
On Thursday, May 16, 2024, members of the SFPD Special Victims Unit, led by ICAC investigators, served a search warrant at a residence on the 1200 block of Geneva Avenue. Investigators took Woods into custody for the arrest warrant. Woods was booked into San Francisco County Jail on the following charges: communicating with a minor with intentions to commit certain felonies 288.3(a)(1) PC), arranging a meeting with a minor 288.4(b)(1) PC), and sending harmful matter to a child (288.2(a)(2) PC).
The SFPD will work tirelessly and are relentless in these investigations where the most vulnerable members of our society are targeted and victimized. Anyone with information is asked to contact the SFPD at 1-415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.
SFPD Case #240-276-744
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