Martinez, Calif. – Today, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office filed an amended complaint against defendant Tristan Curl, which had additional felony charges for the distribution of child pornography and advertising of and distribution of child pornography. Curl, a resident of Oakley, California and a student living in Austin, Texas, was extradited yesterday back to Contra Costa County by the Sheriff’s Office. A Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge approved the extradition of Curl from Travis County Jail.
Curl is a student at St. Edwards University. This afternoon Curl was arraigned in the Pittsburg Superior Court and he entered a not guilty plea. He remains in custody on $500,000 bail.
The case against Curl is ongoing and there may be additional victims related to the distribution or creation of pornography involving students in Contra Costa County. Anyone with information about Curl’s alleged activities please contact Oakley Police Department Officer Casey Minister at 925-625-8855.
Originally, on November 28, the District Attorney’s office filed criminal charges against Curl for school threats at Freedom High School and for threatening a school administrator. Curl now faces a total of 10 felony counts
Case information: People v. Curl, Docket Number 01-187978-2
In an earlier release:
- the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office charged 19-year-old Tristan Amir Curl, a resident of Oakley, California and a student living in Austin, Texas, with six felony counts of making criminal threats, one felony count of stalking and one felony count of threatening a school official.
- The investigation spanned 2-months which included Oakley Police, District Attorney’s Office, and FBI.
- Curl allegedly threatened to murder the school principal. Investigators subsequently identified Curl as the suspect and obtained an arrest warrant for him, which was approved by a Superior Court Judge in Contra Costa County.