Richard Raoul Contreras, Retired OCTA Bus Driver, Gets a Year for Possessing Child Porn

Richard Raoul Contreras retired as an OCTA bus driver during the time between porn being found in his home and work locker and his arrest.
Richard Raoul Contreras retired as an OCTA bus driver during the time between porn being found in his home and work locker and his arrest.
Photo by Matthew Jude Brown/Wikipedia Commons

A retired Orange County Transportation Authority bus driver has pleaded guilty to possessing child porn was immediately sentenced to a year in jail.

Richard Raoul Contreras, Ex-OCTA Bus Driver, Accused of Holding Buttloads of Child Porn

Richard Raoul Contreras was looking at up to three years in prison if convicted without the guilty plea. The Garden Grove 63-year-old, who retired from OCTA in 2012, was also placed on three years of probation Thursday.

A tip to the Orange County Child Exploitation Task Force about Contrearas possibly possessing child porn led investigators to his home on May 30, 2012, when hundreds of videos and images were found on his home computer stored on hard drives, flash drives, CDs and DVDs. His work locker also contained CDs and DVDs with child porn on them.

Upcoming Events

The investigation was capped by Contreras being arrested Oct. 2, 2013.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


Sponsor Content

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send:

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >