FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
On 05/27/12 at approximately 0210 hours, Escondido Police Department Dispatch received a call of a missing 12- year-old female. The mother of the missing girl stated that her daughter was last seen at their residence earlier that evening.
Escondido Police Officers began a systematic search and follow-up in an attempt to locate the missing 12-year-old, contacting friends and checking her cell phone. Early in the morning, Officers learned that the missing juvenile might be in the company of a 24-year-old male out of San Dimas, California. Officers continued to search for the juvenile throughout the night, utilizing a majority of the officers in the field.
Following an investigative lead, officers were able to locate the missing juvenile in the bedroom of a house in the 1000 block of Nightingale Place. In the bedroom with the juvenile was Christopher Bradley Nutt, 24, who recently moved to Escondido from San Dimas. Nutt was arrested and the juvenile was reunited with her parents.
The investigation revealed that the 12-year-old female met the 24-year-old male through an online social network site.
Christopher Bradley Nutt was charged with:
PC 261.5(d) - Intercourse with a minor (5 incidents)
PC 286(c)(1) - Sodomy with a child under 14 (1 incident)
PC 288(a) - Lewd Act with a child under 13 (4 incidents)
PC 288a(c)(1) - Oral Copulation of a child under 14 (4 incidents)
PC 311.1(a) - Possession of Child Pornography (5 images/counts)
PC 311.3(a) - Sexual Exploitation of a Child
Christopher Bradley Nutt
Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Escondido Police at 760-839-4758 or you may make an unidentified call on our “Anonymous Tip Line” at (760) 743-TIPS (8477) or via our Web site at www.escondido.org/police.
Press inquiries contact Lt. Craig Carter, 760-839-4702