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Lake Elsinore Photographer Accused Of Child Molestation Tries Cutting His Wrists

Lake Elsinore resident Perry Anthony Pellegrini, 50, is in custody for allegedly possessing child pornography, child abuse and molestation.

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A Lake Elsinore photographer who attempted to cut his own wrists after his wife accused him of child molestation is behind bars for allegedly committing the crime.

Perry Anthony Pellegrini, 50, was arrested and booked into Southwest Detention Center today at 4:30 p.m. for child molestation, continuous abuse of a minor and possession of child pornography, according to a report from Sgt. Patrick J. Chavez of the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station.

The investigation into Pellegrini began the evening of Nov. 29 when deputies were called to a residence in the 16400 block of Joy Street. Police arrived around 6:30 p.m. and found Pellegrini, who had attempted to cut his wrists after being accused of child molestation by his wife, the sergeant reported.

Pellegrini was transported to a local mental health facility for treatment and investigators subsequently served a search warrant at the residence. During their search, investigators found “numerous digital photographs depicting minors in several states of undress,” Sgt. Chavez reported.

Pellegrini was arrested after he was medically released from the local hospital.

According to the sergeant’s report, Pellegrini is an “amateur photographer” with a studio in Huntington Beach. He is also the owner/operator of Lake Elsinore-based PSP Photography.

On a website called Modelgraphy.com, photos depicting young females allegedly taken by Pellegrini are posted.

The Lake Elsinore Police Department is urging anyone who may have been victimized by Pellegrini to come forward by contacting Investigator Deanne or Investigator Pelato at (951) 245-3300 or after hours and on weekends at (951) 776-1099.

Jamie Anderson July 11, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Well yes this is true, he is innocent.....I know he is, I have modeled with him and I'm an adult.....he has never asked me or any of my friends to pose nude nor pressured us to do so...even willing models that wanted nudes done, he never asked them to do it. It was always up to the models. He is a very professional photographer and never did anything inappropriate to anyone I know. He always spoke very proud of his kids, and I know he wanted to help them to get in the industry if they really wanted it. I hear he has to plea bargin because he doesn't want his daughters tormented with a trial. He loves them very very much. I still can't believe of all people he is in this. He has been judged so bad already, however, has anyone read one of the first post on patch by his wife? No! Even his wife says he is innocent. And the patch has never retracted their statement calling him a molester.....that's slander!!!! Here are people saying all this great stuff about the patch.....keep talking until its your name that's slandered. I have no respect for this site. How can I? When the wife herself says this story is wrong right away and the patch just keeps calling him a molester. Another propoghanda slander site!!
Jamie Anderson July 11, 2012 at 01:20 AM
He is not what you think he is
Jamie Anderson July 11, 2012 at 01:24 AM
Charles, what you say is true, however, not of this gentleman......he is a victim as well in this......and to think so many would think this of him. He would never intentionally harm his kids. If you think so? Then you don't know him.
Jamie Anderson July 11, 2012 at 01:26 AM
That's just model mayhem......his Facebook site is his true work...he does some of the best photography.....and that's not just my opinion.......many members of the professional photographers of America concur.
Jamie Anderson July 11, 2012 at 01:40 AM
No Magen in fact you are living proof of why he did so......without any investigation into it. He is found guilty, and must now prove his innocence.....he was right, when a man gets accused of this the public will hang him......he has no chance of a fair trial, not in this county (thank god I don't live here). I'm glad he didn't succeed. He is an extremely good man with strong values? He loves his wife and kids with all his soul.....he felt he lost all. He didn't want to live without them. I know he was going through a lot of marital issues....and he actually thought his wife did this to brand him. But later we found out his wife never even accused him of it....it was the police who went after him in a witch hunt. The patch even reports that his studio is in Huntington beach.....WRONG,,,,if they can't even get little information correct....how can we trust the big stuff. The fact is when perry was told he was being accused of molestation he knew he was tainted, when one of the so called victims called him while attempting suicide he informed them what he was being accused of....the victim screamed that's a lie!!!!! You have never touched me like that!!!!! So hold all judgements please.

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