[UPDATE 2:05 p.m.] Hum. Co. Juvenile Probation Officer Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography


A Humboldt County Juvenile probation officer was arrested for possession of child pornography last Thursday. Keith Monroe Wallace was taken into custody by the US Marshal’s Office and booked into the Humboldt County jail.


Screen snip of Keith Wallace’s booking record shows penal code UST18SEC2252. Click here to see the relevant law.

As of last October, Wallace had worked for the probation department for 15 years. His boss, Bill Damiano, the Chief Probation Officer for Humboldt County explained that Wallace has now been placed on administrative leave. He stated that “there is no indication that [his arrest] has anything to do with his employment.”

If convicted, Wallace could face up to 20 years in prison.

UPDATE 9:10 a.m.: The US Attorney’s Office replied and referred RHBB to court documents. These documents state that Wallace was accused by another individual that had been indicted for child pornography charges. The documents say that the informant alleges that Wallace viewed pornography with him for children as young as eight years old.  Some of this depicted “graphic sexual acts.” Videos described by the law enforcement officer as found at Wallace’s home include children as young as four years old.

UPDATE 2:04 p.m.: According to a spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office, ” Judge Vadas ordered the Defendant detained.”



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