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.

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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