Richard Gibbons (Photo courtesy SMPD)

PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY — A Culver City man caught looking at children engaged in sex acts on a computer at the Ocean Park Library plead guilty last month to being in control of child porn and was sentenced to four years in state prison, police said Thursday.

Richard Gibbons, 56, a registered sex offender, was busted on Oct. 9 after a Santa Monica police officer working undercover saw him viewing children engaged in sex acts on the library’s computers. Police were tipped off by a library employee who said they saw the man looking at porn on Oct. 1, said SMPD Sgt. Richard Lewis.

When officers arrested Gibbons he was in possession of knit gloves and duct tape. He was sentenced on Nov. 8, authorities said.

Since Gibbons is a registered sex offender with a history of crimes involving children, detectives are asking anyone with information regarding him to contact the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8495.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME (1-800-78-27463), or submit the tip online at www.wetip.com. You will remain completely anonymous and may be eligible for a reward, up to $1,000, if your information leads to an arrest and conviction.

Callers can also contact Crime Stoppers by either calling (800) 222-TIPS, texting from your mobile, or by visiting their website at www.lacrimestoppers.org. Callers may remain anonymous and may be qualified to receive a $1,000 reward from Crime Stoppers.

 

 

kevinh@smdp.com

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