GLENDALE — The trial for a 21-year-old Glendale man arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography last month was set for Dec. 19, officials from the United States Attorney's Office announced Thursday.
Robert Valantine, 21, and 18 other Southern California men were arrested in the past several weeks and are among 125 defendants arrested nationwide as part of Operation Emissary, which investigated individuals who subscribed to a website that offered images and movies of hard-core child pornography, said Thom Mrozek, Public Affairs Officer for the United States Attorney's Office in Los Angeles.
Valantine was arrested Oct. 13.
"There have been a number of child-porn initiatives, operations and arrests over the years," Mrozeksaid. "Emissary is unique because law enforcement uncovered a specific website that, for a fee, made child pornography available to people."