Trackers Bay camp counselor arrested on suspicion of child pornography possession

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On June 30, a Trackers Earth: Bay Area staff member was charged by the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office on suspicion of possessing child pornography.

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A Trackers Earth: Bay Area staff member was arrested June 30 on suspicion of possession of child pornography by the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.

The camp counselor, a 36-year-old man named Tyler Robles, had been under investigation by the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations agents, according to a Facebook post by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. After receiving an arrest warrant and a search warrant for Robles and his home, investigators searched the man’s Richmond home.

“During the search, they learned that Robles is currently a camp counselor employed by Trackers Bay in Berkeley,” the Facebook post reads. “They also discovered he is supervising and had access to juvenile campers in Sonoma County.”

Robles was eventually arrested at a Trackers Bay camp located in Sebastopol. He was then taken to the Contra County Jail and charged with possession of child pornography.

According to Trackers Bay spokesperson David Perry, Robles was immediately placed on administrative leave. The camp counselor resigned shortly after.

On July 1, Trackers Bay contacted all Bay Area families who had participated in the organization’s programs in the last 12 months, Perry added.

“There is no indication at this time that any Trackers students or programs — past or present — are involved in this matter in any way, and Trackers continues to seek information from law enforcement,” Perry said in an email.

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