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Lake Elsinore Photographer Accused Of Child Molestation Reaches Plea Deal

Perry Anthony Pellegrini, 51, pleaded guilty Friday to possessing child pornography. Charges of lewd acts with a child were dismissed.

A Lake Elsinore photographer who was charged with possessing child pornography and lewd acts with a child has reached a plea deal with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office.

Perry Anthony Pellegrini, 51, pleaded guilty Friday to possessing child pornography. Several charges of a lewd act with a child were dismissed.

For his crime Pellegrini will serve 365 days, of which 180 days will be served in a local jail, and the balance will be served in the county’s work release program. He must also register as a sex offender.

The case came to light Nov. 29 when sheriff's deputies were called to a home in the 16400 block of Joy Street and found Pellegrini suffering from allegedly self-inflicted wounds.

Investigators determined that the suspectfollowing accusations of child molestation by his wife.

The night before the wrist-cutting incident, Pellegrini's wife had filed for a temporary restraining order to keep the suspect away from her and the couple's daughters, court records show.

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

NeverTooLate August 23, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Mr.Pellegrini sure tells you a lot about his family. Funny how none of them know you
NeverTooLate August 23, 2012 at 06:05 PM
If it was never for sexual gratification why did Mr.Pellegrini have her posing sexually at age 13? I do not believe he was trying to help her "model"
Carl August 23, 2012 at 06:19 PM
I think everyone here but the true family memebers know the whole truth here.....it is obvious that the marriage has had its issues from both sides for a very long time. I think all people involved here should just let them be and let them work, this is their mess they will have to deal and live with. So figure it out. I personally don't care to hear any more about this.
Roberto August 23, 2012 at 06:32 PM
If I were him and accused of child molestation then sentenced to consolation crime, I would be out here and everywhere else. Why should he keep quiet? Just because you personal life is having problems doesn't give the Corrupt Rail Road County DA the right to frame someone instead of admitting they are wrong.
Carl August 23, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Well if they dismissed all these charges i believe it is because they didn't have a lot to go on. I can see how people who know the family are here trying to defend them, on both sides. So please the family obviously needs to work on themselves and each other. Okay now I see they caught the guys that did the bank robbery. Wonder if the DA will give them a plea deal too. What do you think Roberto?
Perry Pellegrini August 24, 2012 at 01:13 AM
Jamie is wrong here,,,fanofus is totally right here....it was my responcibility to not do a shoot with her......let me make this clear here it is not the fault of anyone other then myself in this matter. I'm the adult and I should have known better in that. Well the fact is I did know better.....I was just being stupid and didn't think.
Perry Pellegrini August 24, 2012 at 01:16 AM
NeverTooLate, yes I did go overboard that night way over board.....I will say this that there was more to it then that but my actions that night certainly weren't excused.
Perry Pellegrini August 24, 2012 at 01:19 AM
These are very valid questions NeverTooLate., as I said the posing was way off should of never done it period.....I was wrong. However honestly never fore sexual gratification I promise you that....really
Perry Pellegrini August 24, 2012 at 01:24 AM
That's because Jamie is using a different name......I don't even know a Jamie myself.....whoever it is it's got to be a friend I have consoled in. I really wish whoever it is didn't do all this. I am and will not not take full responcibility in this. I am the sole one to take blame. All I was saying about the article is that I never molested them and that they weren't porn as most people would define porn. In other words they wernt x rated well for that manner nor R even
Perry Pellegrini August 24, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Well NeverTooLate , I don't know who your sources are but I never "secretly filmed them" I did video my kids and yes I did take candid shots of all my kids. I like shots of the kids doing stuff and laughing, and joking around. Soo keep writing to make me look dirty......I don't care I know my intentions. I just ask that to please refrain from information that could embarrass the kids okay? You can anything you want about me.....I guess I have it coming.
Perry Pellegrini August 24, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Oh NeverTooLate please no one here in all this besides myself are coming out and saying who they are.....they just wish to be discret....it's cool
Perry Pellegrini August 24, 2012 at 01:37 AM
NeverTooLate I have no idea who u are......and yes I was a big hypocrite....and I am very sorry I was so.....I do hope though that one day I can truly apologize for all my errors......if it effected you I am very sorry....and ask for your forgiveness. I don't know if u have ever done anything against your beliefs as well but I do hope that you will receive greater mercy then what I have. Really.
Perry Pellegrini August 24, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Well NeverTooLate again your resources are wrong once again. It would be mute to go on there as a different person then come on here myself as myself and admit she is wrong....sorta defeats the purpose.
NeverTooLate August 24, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Actually Perry it makes perfect sense for you to make yourself look better...if you look better then you make the DA's office look terrible, which takes all the focus off of what you did wrong...the DA office always does plea deals, our jails are full and there's no room...too many criminals...I am concerned for the family and the children who are involved in this case. Let's remember them the victims in the case and get our focus off of you and your arrogance...just let the victims be and stop talking on here..wow you really want to make yourself look like the good guy in all this that is so sad
Papa August 24, 2012 at 02:21 AM
This whole post has turned into who will get the last word in. Put it to a rest already....boys and girls
Roberto August 24, 2012 at 02:34 AM
The Bank robber who snitched on the one in Costa Mesa might get a little less time. They both will do serious time. The FBI has a primary role in bank robbery investigations working alongside local officials. Bank robbery is a federal crime, On the other hand, sticking someone with bogus charges once cleared of child molestation allegations should be a federal crime but is perfectly legal in Rail Road County and happens everyday particularly to the poor and minorities. Those less likely to defend themselves due to economic factors.
Gytobirdy September 05, 2012 at 05:25 AM
Jamie. Perry. Same person? I think so, all of the talking and everything else come on! also, there ARE two sides to every story but im sure something this bad started from candid pictures and even a porn addiction Something like this is common and it only takes a strong person to admit they made a mistake. The wife and him should have their own marriage without the children getting involved I can tell by the posts that that is one of the reasons they are in this huge mess. I would suggest for Pelegrini to understand that people get twisted in ways you dont mean to. Im sure even if you did it for no sexual gratification you still messed up the step daughters. One can never be too sure of what exactly their effects have on other people. Also, does it matter what happened between you and your wife? no. not to us THAT INFORMATION IS PRIVATE. Point is they found pictures ones you admitted you should not have taken. If your guilty just serve it. I have been tracking this case for a while all of the deals and ways to weasel yourself a lower time. just serve it. at least that way you can prove you are sorry for what you did.
Teller of Truth September 13, 2012 at 05:25 AM
Hey Teller of the truth........you need to change your name. I don't want to be associated with you or your comments.
Teller of Truth September 13, 2012 at 05:26 AM
To t5eller of the truth; I'm giving you the opportunity to find a different name that does not resemble mine.
Teller of Truth September 13, 2012 at 05:27 AM
Once again Teller of the truth, you sound like a woman. I had this name first & I'm not a chick. Please change your name immediately.
Teller of Truth September 13, 2012 at 05:28 AM
@Teller of truth, you have until tomorrow to pick out a new name.
Teller of Truth September 13, 2012 at 05:30 AM
@teller of the truth, change your name. this one is taken!
Teller of Truth September 13, 2012 at 05:31 AM
@teller of the truth, how can you not see by all of the previous posts that this name has already been taken.
Teller of Truth September 13, 2012 at 05:32 AM
Teller of the truth, please delete all of your comments.
Teller of Truth September 13, 2012 at 05:34 AM
I don't know who is pretending to be me by adding in the into my name. You need to cease this or I will be contacting people tomorrow. Got it?
OtherandthenSome September 13, 2012 at 06:51 AM
All I will say is leave Sheri out of this. Mr.Pellegrini will deal with his stuff and she will with hers. He was verbally abusive to her and the kids and it did get physical. He took very inappropriate pictures of both the girls with and without their knowledge. He was NOT trying to help them become models. He forced them to take the pictures through manipulation. And before you say I don't know what I'm talking about I am one of the victims. So please, refrain from bashing the mother she is not crazy nor a liar. Mr.Pellegrini has done horrible things to her. I can also advise everyone that these other so called "friends" of the family are unknown to the actual family so do not believe them. Thank you for reading this comment.
sheri September 13, 2012 at 06:57 AM
Ok this all has gone on way to much...I am the wife and my daughters have been hurt for far too long and all the comments by this Jamie person and tellerofthetruth person need to stop and remember that minor children are involved we want closure and want to move on...none of you on this post have seen the photos and none of the photos on my facebook were involved tellerofthetruth you have no idea what you are talking about...just remember there are two sides to a story...I will not and refuse to bash on here a public forum I will request that the patch remove citizens comment about my address and all of tellerofthetruths comments about me and my children they are slander and are cruel to the victims in this case...no one who knows my daughters would ever say the things that this person has stated. So I respectfully request that the bashing end here...the case is closed and we want to move on...thanks
Teller of Truth September 13, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Sheri, I too asked that Toni remove all of Tellerofthetruth posts. I want you to know that it was not me; the real, one & only TELLER. Thank you Toni!
Citizen September 15, 2012 at 12:59 AM
spoken like a true Felon!
Synderella Baca November 04, 2012 at 03:06 AM
@ Jamie.... What is wrong with your thought process . FACT 1-There is no such thing as a "low level" REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER..period!!!!!!. Let this be a lesson to you that you should NEVER ever tolerate any man or woman labeled as one,to be near children...period. There is no room for "fair shake" regarding sex offenders to me.

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