Farmington police arrest man for distributing child sex abuse material

Clayton Carrillo

Farmington, N.M. – A man was arrested after a weeks-long investigation by Farmington detectives. The 20-year-old Farmington resident, Clayton Carrillo, was charged with possessing and distributing child sex abuse materials on March 23, 2022.

Weeks earlier, Farmington Police Department detectives were notified that someone was utilizing the app Discord to download and distribute child sex abuse material. After several hours of surveillance and a thorough investigation, detectives identified Carrillo as the suspect. Detectives interviewed Carrillo, searched his phone, and issued a warrant for his arrest on March 17. 
The case was brought as part of the New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force’s mission to locate, track, and capture internet child sexual predators on internet child pornographers in New Mexico.  Over 90 federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies are associated with the New Mexico ICAC Task Force, which is funded by an Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) grant administered by the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General.  Anyone with information relating to suspected child predators is encouraged to contact federal or local law enforcement or make an anonymous report through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, (http://www.missingkids.org/cybertipline) or by calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).