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Penn Valley child porn suspect to enter plea today

A Penn Valley man arrested after an investigation into child pornography is set to enter a plea today in Nevada County Superior Court.

Ryan Leigh Shuart, 33, has been charged with exhibiting a minor in pornography and possession of matter depicting a minor engaging in sexual conduct.

Shuart’s arrest came after Sutter County authorities initially began investigating a case in which child pornography was being distributed via an Internet Protocol address in Yuba County, which led to an address in Nevada County. Detectives from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit served a search warrant at a residence in the 19000 block of Cobblers Way, seizing computer equipment and arresting Shuart.



Shuart was arraigned Dec. 16 and has been appointed a public defender; his bail was set at $20,000.




In other court news

An alleged out-of-compliance sex offender arrested after allegedly stealing $700 from an acquaintance is set to enter a plea in court today.

Nathaniel Opondo Hubbert was arrested Dec. 1 after the victim reported the theft at a residence in the 13000 block of Banner Lava Cap Road.

The man said he had been in his room packing up his belongings to move out when his wallet fell out of his back pocket. The man said he turned around at some point and saw Hubbert putting the wallet back on the floor.

A Nevada County Sheriff’s deputy allegedly found a Ziplock baggie in Hubbert’s coat pocket that contained drug paraphernalia, including a spoon, a hypodermic and cotton balls stained with blood.

Hubbert was taken into custody and at the jail, a search reportedly uncovered the victim’s missing money in his underwear. Hubbert also reportedly was found to be out of compliance with registering as a sex offender and was not wearing a required electronic monitoring device.

Hubbert was in court Monday after Greg Klein was appointed as his attorney. After Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Ow noted the sex offense registration violation was still under review, Klein asked Superior Court Judge Tom Anderson if there was a possibility Hubbert could be released on is own recognizance.

“Absolutely not,” Anderson responded.

Hubbert will be back in court at 1 p.m. He has been charged with possession of stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia and bail remains set at $10,000.

To contact Staff Writer Liz Kellar, email lkellar@theunion.com or call 530-477-4229.


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