Buena Park school board president arrested on child porn charges in Fontana investigation




FONTANA >> The president of the Buena Park School District school board has been arrested on suspicion of trafficking child pornography in Fontana, police said.

Dennis Brian Chambers, 50, was arrested Wednesday at his Buena Park home culminating a six-month-long investigation. He is expected to be arraigned Friday in Central Jail court, according to booking records.

Detectives from multiple agencies worked together to investigate “a group of individuals that were distributing child pornography over the internet,” Fontana police said in a statement.

Chambers was one of those identified in the group. Investigators went to his home in the 8000 block of Taylor Street with a search warrant.

“A search of the residence revealed an electronic storage device, which contained thousands of child pornographic videos and images,” the police statement said.

Chambers was arrested at the residence and later booked at the Santa Ana Central Jail. He is being held in the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange County in lieu of $250,000 bail.

Greg Magnuson, the district’s superintendent, released a statement saying the news was “shocking and greatly disturbing” and reassuring that the district is fully supportive of the police investigation.

“As an elected official, Mr. Chambers was always accompanied by adult staff members whenever he was in contact with students while visiting our campuses,” the statement said. “Nevertheless, as this case proceeds, he will be asked to refrain from…

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