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Arrest made in indecent exposure case

Child porn allegedly found on Mountain View resident's computer

Police announced Wednesday that they have arrested the "noon duty aide" who allegedly exposed himself to an eighth grade girl in an empty room at Graham Middle School earlier this month.

Mountain View resident Christopher Galbreath, 21, was called into the Police Department on Tuesday and arrested and charged with indecent exposure, which allegedly occurred Dec. 2 in a classroom at the school used for storage.

Indecent exposure is a misdemeanor, but after receiving Galbreath's consent to search his computer, detectives allegedly found child pornography, the possession of which is a felony.

"The computer has been sent off to the computer crime lab for further analysis," said police spokesperson Liz Wylie. "They'll actually scour it for other signs of child pornography."

"We are grateful for the MVPD who have actively investigated this case and have provided ongoing support for our students," said Maurice Ghysels, superintendent of the Mountain View Whisman School District. "This employee has been placed on unpaid administrative leave since the allegation was known."

Wylie said Galbreath has not been convicted for related crimes in the past and is not a registered sex offender though police believe the Dec. 2 incident may not have been his first.

"The desire to do this kind of thing doesn't just pop into your head all of a sudden," she said. "There's got to be a first somewhere along the line, but chances are (this was) not the first time."

The suspect was booked into county jail, and bail was set at $35,000. Wylie said that if Galbreath is convicted of these charges he will be registered as a sex offender.

The arrest came nearly two weeks after the initial incident because police had to obtain a warrant through the District Attorney's office.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have information on Galbreath to contact the department at (650) 903-6395.

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Posted by Reader
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Dec 16, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Original article said it was Graham Middle School.


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Posted by Don Frances
Mountain View Voice Editor
on Dec 16, 2009 at 4:19 pm

Don Frances is a registered user.

Again, thanks to a reader for catching a mistake.


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Posted by Yankees!!!!!!!!
a resident of Shoreline West
on Dec 16, 2009 at 6:40 pm

this article says Graham Middle School too....thats what the original article said it was


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Posted by James Matt
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 16, 2009 at 7:13 pm

Man Mountain View is getting weirder as the weeks go by. Just last week there was an attempted rape situation on the Stevens Creek trail when a female jogger was assaulted by some random guy...


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Posted by Newton
a resident of Whisman Station
on Dec 17, 2009 at 3:02 pm

You're right, it is getting weirder. We even have people living here with 2 first names.


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Posted by Thom Clark
a resident of Shoreline West
on Dec 17, 2009 at 3:58 pm

I've lived here, in Mountain View since 1971 and if you ask me this City is no different now than it was back then. There's always people that play a different game than the rest of us. The big difference is the media coverage. A lot of things that happened in the past were neve brought to light as they are now.


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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 18, 2009 at 1:03 pm

USA is a registered user.

Oliva Newton John. That one is really weird.


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