Cal State University psychology professor arrested for child porn as young as 10 months

The Bakersfield Californian reports that on Dec. 8, 2017, a 63-year-old assistant professor of psychology at California State University – Bakersfield (CSUB), Theodore Ishida, was arrested for  possession of child pornography.

Hired at CSUB in 1988, Ishida has been put on paid suspension until the investigation concludes. He is barred from the campus in the interim. On the day of his arrest, CSUB issued this statement:

“CSUB took appropriate action once the University was made aware of a Bakersfield Police Department investigation of Dr. Ishida in January 2017. Since that time, Dr. Ishida has been temporarily suspended with pay pending the Bakersfield Police Department’s and the University’s investigation of the matter. Dr. Ishida does not have access to his office or the campus. The University has cooperated with Bakersfield police during the ongoing investigation and will continue to do so.”

How Ishida came to be arrested is a rather bizarre tale.

Ishida’s home on Durham Court in Bakersfield, CA, was burglarized on Aug. 7, 2016. Ishida reported that someone forced entry into his residence and took several items, including his computer.

Four months later, Ishida called the detectives assigned to the burglary investigation and told them he was being extorted by the suspected burglar, Francois Gariepy, 39. Gariepy had called Ishida, demanding money in exchange for his computer or else he would notify law enforcement of inappropriate sexual content on the computer.

The Special Victims Unit began conducting an investigation and confirmed a suspect, later identified as Gariepy, who has an extensive criminal history, was extorting Ishida.

On Dec. 14, 2016, agents assigned to the division of Adult Parole Operations conducted a search of Gariepy’s residence and located the stolen computer. Bakersfield police investigators found child porn on the computer, downloaded from a CSUB computer and then transferred to Ishida’s personal computer.

Arrest warrants for both Ishida and Gariepy were issued. Ishida faces one charge of possession of matter depicting a minor engaged in sexual conduct; his bail is set at $10,000. Gariepy faces an attempted extortion charge; his bail is set at $70,000.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Detective Lance O’Nesky at 661-326-3275, or the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.

Update (Dec. 30, 2017):

Court documents say there were 90,113 images and videos on Isida’s laptop, almost all of them were pornographic in nature, including “child pornography, bondage, rape and beastiality.” The drive had 841 images of juveniles under 18 engaged in sexual acts or simulated sexual acts. The youngest, according to the report, appeared to be only 10-12 months old. (Source: Turnto23)

H/t FOTM‘s CP

~Eowyn

26 responses to “Cal State University psychology professor arrested for child porn as young as 10 months

  1. Suspended with pay? He should be hanging by his testicles over the Hoover Dam.
    So this perv had himself a sweet spot for thirty years but could not do better than assistant professor?
    Too busy with his extracurricular activities.
    Using University computers.
    They ought to reward the thief, and throw away the key on the perv.
    Child porn?
    What is the definition of child porn in the The Wild West?

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  2. What a travesty that a person of his ilk is teaching young adult people! I hope that he does time for this.

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  3. The Cops got a “Two-fer” on this one. GOOD on ya Bakersfield Cops!

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  4. But how does he feel about “toxic masculinity”? Well he’s not a good candidate for Mensa, maybe NAMBLA.

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  5. They need to start telling us the age and sex of the kids. 8-year-old boys and 17-year-old women are vastly different animals.

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  6. Couldn’t the thief be charged with child p@rn as well, and intent to distribute? I’m hopeful…

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  7. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    And this is what is supposed to be teaching our young people and twist their minds to their way of perversion.

    We will have to work hard to clean out these professors who have been in their den of inequity a long time. We will need the state governments to first start auditing these colleges for fraud – especially in the loans and what they are charging for tuition to our students which is entirely too much. They have made our colleges resorts for their enjoyment not for the teaching of our students.

    kommonsentsjane

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  8. Yikes…

    The [court] documents say there were 90,113 images and videos on the drive and almost all of them were pornographic in nature. Police described some of them as “child pornography, bondage, rape and beastiality.”

    The drive had 841 images of juveniles under 18 engaged in sexual acts or simulated sexual acts. The youngest, according to the report, appeared to be 10-12 months old. […]

    Source –

    Court documents highlight new details in CSUB professor child porn case

    https://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/court-documents-highlight-new-details-in-csub-professor-child-porn-case

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  9. I saw this link posted on Twitter last night, in response to a guy named Titus Frost, who was asking about John Podesta’s whereabouts:

    https://www.pacermonitor.com/public/case/22942514/SWEIGERT_et_al_v_PODESTA_et_al#

    Can someone who knows how to check federal court dockets look at this and see if it’s legit? It appears to be a docket from District Court for the District of Columbia. Lots of interesting names on it.

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    • This appears to be the case file for the Debra Wasserman-Shultz action. I can’t read them because I don’t have a subscription to the service. They are all thick as thieves there.

      There have been various rumors about indictments against the Podestas. Beyond the rumors I haven’t seen anything official. I’d be very surprised to see that unless Sessions leaves.

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    • The dockets pertain George Webb Sweigert’s class-action lawsuit against the Podesta Group for personal injury and other fraud. George Webb is a YouTuber. Sweigert claims “standing” as a Democrat and Bernie Sanders voter. The defendants include Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Human Abedin, Anthony Weiner, and the Awan brothers.

      See: https://www.unitedstatescourts.org/federal/dcd/190971/1-0.html

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      • Thanks, there are so many its hard to keep track.

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      • Excellent. Thank you very much. This should be required reading. I have followed some of the “Webb” videos as well as the “Q” stuff. As I’ve stated previously, I am always more than a little suspicious of people claiming “insider knowledge”.

        He did a masterful job assembling the linkages in this suit. That is exactly as I understand it. It is remarkable that, given the enormity of evidence available, it is virtually impossible to get indictments.

        It would be hard to find worse criminals anywhere.

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  10. $10,000 bail and he gets paid leave? he’s on vacation.
    those at the school and on the bench are probably in on it as well…
    for all the evil committed upon those innocent children that he contributed to that bail should be much higher and he should not get paid leave.
    that was a slap on the wrist…he should be denied bail or have it set so high that it’s basically like having bail denied.
    it’s a shame that gariepy is receiving the harsher punishment…granted, what they both did was wrong, but gariepy affected one person who was committing evil and ishida affected almost 1,000 innocents who had evil perpetrated against them.

    I wonder how much time lapsed after Cal State became “aware” and then finally “suspended” ishida with pay…

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  11. Thank you, Dr. Eowyn…it makes sense now.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Oh well, Bakersfield probably isn’t the “flagship” school of the CA higher ed. system! lol

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  13. Good! I’d like to go for a Ph.D. in Air Conditioning!

    Might be a very useful degree to have in Bakersfield in summer! lol

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  14. It seem universities attracts a lot of scum….
    View story at Medium.com

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