Larry Brinkin, S.F. Gay Rights Activist, Arrested on Child Porn Charges -- Again
Sgt. Michael Andraychak tells us that Brinkin, 66, turned himself in today at about 10:30 a.m. at the Hall of Justice after police secured a $240,000 arrest warrant for him. He was booked on two felony counts of possession and distribution of child pornography. He is expected to be arraigned in court tomorrow.
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Brinkin was first arrested in June after police were tipped off that the well-respected community leader had been using the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org to view images of children as young as perhaps a year old being sodomized by and performing oral sex on adult men, accompanied by highly racist commentary.
Police seized items from his house, including computers, videos, VHS tapes, and a floppy disc. However, the District Attorney did not file charges, and instead asked police to continue investigating.
"The police did further investigation and brought it back to the DA and a warrant was signed," Andraychak said.
Brinkin retired from the city's Human Rights Commission in 2010, and has been a beloved member of the gay community; the Board of Supervisors declared the first week of February as "Larry Brinkin Week."