Nevada County, CA December 3, 2020 – In October 2020, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Center reporting suspected child pornography was being distributed in Nevada County. Upon receiving the information, the case was immediately assigned to a Detective in the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit (MCU). Based on further investigation, multiple search warrants were obtained to locate the source and responsible individuals.

Today, MCU detectives in conjunction with the Sacramento Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force Detectives executed a search warrant in the 16000 block of Sisley Court. Detectives located numerous pieces of electronics and hidden storage devices throughout the residence that contained child pornography.

As a result of the search, detectives uncovered over 6000 images of child pornography from the past several years.

The suspect, Richard Colombini, 75, Grass Valley, was placed under arrest for possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography. He was booked into the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility. He is currently being held on $100,000 bail.