Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release: August 14, 2014
NEWPORT BEACH – A former planning commissioner for the City of Lake Forest is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow for possessing child pornography. Jerry Zechmeister, 61, Lake Forest, is charged with two felony counts of possession and control of child pornography. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of three years and eight months in state prison and lifetime sex offender registration. He is out of custody on $20,000 bail and is scheduled for continued arraignment tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. in Department H-1, Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach.
In October 2013, Zechmeister is accused of using his home computers to view and download approximately 160 sexually explicit videos depicting minors under the age of 18 engaging in sexual conduct. Zechmeister is accused of accessing and sharing child pornography on the Internet for approximately seven years. Continue reading