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Posted on: February 18, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Distributing Harmful Matter to a Minor


Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Distributing Harmful Matter to a Minor
Station Area:Major Crimes Bureau - Special Victims Unit
Written Date:February 18, 2022Time:3:30 PM
Incident Date:2018-2022Time:N/A
Incident Location:Multiple
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Joshua Parker
File Number(s):R213200001
Christopher Sayeski


Beginning in November 2021, Investigators with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department launched an investigation into allegations that Banning Police Officer Christopher Sayeski was involved in distributing harmful matter to a minor.

The investigation found evidence that Officer Sayeski distributed harmful matter to a minor which included explicit photos of a sexual nature. Officer Sayeski was subsequently booked into the Larry Smith Correctional Facility on February 3rd, 2022.

This investigation is currently on-going.  Anyone with information regarding the details of this case is encouraged to call Valley Crime Stoppers with anonymous tips at 760-341-STOP, or contact Investigator J. Reinbolz at 760-836-1634.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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