Blue Jay Man Charged with Lewd Acts with a Child

By G. T. Houts


Twin Peaks, CA – On July 14, 2017, Deputy Cavender reviewed a micro SD storage card that had been turned in to the police by a concerned citizen. The card contained over 50 images for child pornography. An investigation was conducted and the suspect was positively identified as Juan Ventura Astengo, a 46 year old resident of Blue Jay.  The photos were from various locations on the mountain.

One victim and unidentified female appeared to be 16-17 years old. Deputies are seeking assistance in identifying this victim.

Astengo who was already in custody at a San Bernardino County Jail Facility on an unrelated matter (Domestic Violence, False Imprisonment, Kidnapping, Narcotics violations, Criminal Threats), was additionally booked for Lewd Acts with a Child. He is scheduled to appear in Central Superior court on July 25th regarding the Lewd Acts Charges.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Investigations  Division a the Twin Peaks Station, (909) 336-0600 or those wishing to remain anonymous may call We Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME.