A Eureka man arrested in April following an investigation into alleged sexual abuse of a minor is back in custody with new charges.
Andrew Jarrod Cunningham, 39, was arrested on April 24, 2018, on charges of child molestation and continuous sexual abuse of a minor, following a month-long investigation. In addition to his arrest, at that time investigators with a search warrant seized Cunningham’s computers for a forensic examination. Investigators recently completed that examination, finding thousands of child pornography images.
On May 24, 2018, at about 1 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office deputies served an arrest warrant for Cunningham at a residence on the 1900 block of Madrone Ave. in Eureka. Cunningham, who was out on bail for his previous charges, was taken into custody without incident.
Cunningham was booked on fresh charges of possession of more than 600 images of child pornography with 10 or more of those images involving a minor under the age of 12. His bail is set at $500,000.
Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.