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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Larry Brinkin, S.F. Gay Rights Activist, Arrested on Child Porn Charges -- Again

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 2:13 PM

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Larry Brinkin, the high-profile gay activist who was arrested earlier this summer on child pornography charges, was booked in jail again today after police obtained even more evidence allegedly linking him to child porn.

Sgt. Michael Andraychak tells us that Brinkin, 66, turned himself in today at about 10:30 a.m. at the Hall of Justice after police secured a $240,000 arrest warrant for him. He was booked on two felony counts of possession and distribution of child pornography. He is expected to be arraigned in court tomorrow.

See Also: SFPD's Details of First Arrest Warrant

Brinkin was first arrested in June after police were tipped off that the well-respected community leader had been using the e-mail address zack3737@aol.com to view images of children as young as perhaps a year old being sodomized by and performing oral sex on adult men, accompanied by highly racist commentary.

Police seized items from his house, including computers, videos, VHS tapes, and a floppy disc. However, the District Attorney did not file charges, and instead asked police to continue investigating.

"The police did further investigation and brought it back to the DA and a warrant was signed," Andraychak said.

Brinkin retired from the city's Human Rights Commission in 2010, and has been a beloved member of the gay community; the Board of Supervisors declared the first week of February as "Larry Brinkin Week."

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