Dylan Greiner, Santa Cruz, California (arrested Aug 2013)

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    Dylan Greiner, 38, owner & operator of Santa Cruz Surf School, Santa Cruz, California, "lewd and lascivious acts with children"

    Courtesy KION, if you believe that your child may be a victim, send the following information to investigations@cityofsantacruz.com:

    Parent Name:​
    Address:​
    Home Telephone:​
    Cellular Telephone:​
    Child's Name:​
    Child's Age:​
    Dates of visit at Surf School:​
    Appropriate Image of Child:​

    If your child has been identified as a victim in this case, you will be contacted by a member of the Santa Cruz Police Investigations team.


    Santa Cruz Sentinel: Santa Cruz Surf School owner arrested for inappropriate contact with minors (Aug 17 2013)

    [Dylan] Greiner, whose videos of discarded drug needs at Cowell Beach galvanized cleanup efforts in 2012, is accused of befriending two teenage students from his surf school and making inappropriate sexual advances toward them. He allegedly took videos and photos of them focusing on private body parts. Clark said the two victims were 14 and 13 when the relationships began. According to police, Greiner offered the teens free surf lessons and/or employment at his business.

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    ABC News: Surf School Owner Accused of Snapping Lewd Shots of Young Girls (Aug 18 2013)

    Dylan Greiner, 38, the owner and operator of Santa Cruz Surf School, was arrested late Friday night after Santa Cruz Police detectives serving a search warrant at his home and business allegedly found videos and photographs of young girls' private parts. According to police, Greiner allegedly befriended young students from his surf school, enticing them with offers of free surf lessons and jobs at the surf school. After gaining their confidence, he allegedly made inappropriate sexual advances toward the girls and also secretly took photographs of them focusing on private body parts, police said.

    During the search of his home and surf shop, police said they found a collection videos of young girls changing into wetsuits in the dressing rooms at his business. They also found numerous photographs and other video allegedly secretly recorded by Greiner in which he focused on the breasts, buttocks and genitalia of young girls, police said. Police have only identified two of Greiner's alleged victims -- 14 and 13 years old -- but they believe there are many more and are trying to identify them, the police statement said.
     
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    UK Daily Mail: Shock as 'local hero' surf instructor who led campaign to get used needles off the beach is arrested for molesting girls aged 13 and 14 as cops find 'thousands' of videos of underage students (Aug 18 2013)
    • Dylan Greiner, 38, the owner and instructor of Santa Cruz Surf School was arrested Friday on suspicion of 'lewd and lascivious acts' with children
    • Two teenagers, 13 and 14, informed police that Greiner lured them into relationships by offering free surf lessons
    • Police found 'thousands' of inappropriate images and videos taken of underage female students during an initial search of his home and work
    • Many remember Greiner as a local hero who drew attention to a problem of needles being found on a local beach
    • Greiner is being held at Santa Cruz County Jail on $500,000 bond
    • Police believe there may be more victims
     
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    New York Daily News: California surf instructor arrested for secretly filming young girls, pursuing them for sex (Aug 18 2013)

    Police in Santa Cruz, Calif., say a search warrant of the home and workplace of Dylan Greiner, 38, uncovered thousands of videos and photos taken at his surf school's changing room and beaches. The disturbing allegations comes after two teens, aged 13 and 14, told police that Greiner lured them to his surf school before making sexual advances and taking inappropriate pictures of them. "Information shows Mr. Greiner has been pursuing inappropriate relationships with young girls for at least the past 4 years," a report by the Santa Cruz police department reads. "He would coax with them with free surf lessons and/or employment at his business." Among the youngest girls seen in his footage taken on beaches are 8 years old, with his camera focused on their breasts, buttocks and genitalia, according to police.
     
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    Mercury News: Probe into Santa Cruz surf instructor's lewd acts case could go to the feds (Aug 20 2013)

    A Santa Cruz surf instructor accused of seeking sex with underage girls and recording them in a dressing room could face federal charges, police said Monday. The scope of the case against 38-year-old Dylan David Greiner widened during the weekend as police received calls from families as far away as New York, said Santa Cruz Deputy Police Chief Steve Clark ... A federal investigation could be launched if the case involves interstate victims and if the Santa Cruz County District Attorney's Office relinquishes control, police said.
     
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    KCRA: Police: Surf instructor sought sex with underage girls (Aug 20 2013)

    The Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that 28-year-old Dylan Greiner was arrested by Santa Cruz police on suspicion of two felony counts of lewd acts with children ... Santa Cruz Deputy Police Chief Steve Clark says federal charges could also be filed against Greiner after former students from New York and other areas called with concerns.
     
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    Santa Cruz Sentinel: Santa Cruz surf instructor asked girls to create porn, prosecutor says (Aug 21 2013)

    A 38-year-old Santa Cruz surf instructor was charged Wednesday with lewd acts with a 14-year-old girl, having an underage girl create pornography and secretly recording girls in a surf school dressing room. The 28 counts against Dylan David Greiner also included possession of child porn and sexual exploitation of a child, said prosecutor Rafael Vazquez with the Santa Cruz County District Attorney's Office.

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    Outside court, prosecutors said the case started on Aug. 3 when a 17-year-old girl told police that she had inappropriate sexual contact with Greiner about four times when she was 14 and 15 years old. She was concerned that Greiner might take advantage of another underage girl who lived with her mother and sister as roommates in Greiner's Modesto Avenue house, Vazquez said.
     
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    Santa Cruz Sentinel: Santa Cruz police: Probe widens in surf instructor's lewd acts case (Aug 22 2013)

    A Santa Cruz surf school instructor charged with molesting a 14-year-old girl also was accused Thursday of taking inappropriate pictures of girls during surf lessons with the Boys & Girls Club. Santa Cruz Deputy Police Chief Steve Clark said 38-year-old Dylan David Greiner took photos of young girls while teaching "basic board techniques" with club members. Police have not yet said when the lessons happened.

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    Located on Center Street in downtown Santa Cruz, the club serves about 30 boys and girls in the surfing program and 200 kids overall each day. The probe into Greiner's activities widened on Thursday as police tried to identify children in more than 500,000 photos and videos on Greiner's seized computers.
     
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    KION: How to Contact Police If You Think Your Child is A Victim in the Santa Cruz Surf School Molestation Case (Aug 22 2013)

    If you believe that your child may be a victim, send the following information to investigations@cityofsantacruz.com:​

    Parent Name:
    Address:
    Home Telephone:
    Cellular Telephone:
    Child's Name:
    Child's Age:
    Dates of visit at Surf School:
    Appropriate Image of Child:​

    If your child has been identified as a victim in this case, you will be contacted by a member of the Santa Cruz Police Investigations team.​
     
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    Santa Cruz Patch: Case Against Santa Cruz Surf School Instructor Charged with Molesting Teens Gets Bigger (Aug 22 2013)

    Santa Cruz Police expanded the charges of lewd acts with a minor against surf school instructor Dylan Greiner Thursday, after finding 500,000 images on his computer including some of girls he was teaching for the Boys and Girls Club. Greiner, who was arrested Friday for sexual contact with two underage girls, is charged with 28 counts of child pornography and sexual exploitation of a minor. The case was started after a 17-year-old girl complained to authorities that she had been victimized by Greiner when she was 14, according to this story in the Sentinel.
     
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    More Associated Press articles:
    Detectives have found more victims of a well-known Santa Cruz surf instructor who shot pornographic photos and videos of under-aged girls he was teaching, and have discovered more than a half-million photos and videos on the man's computers, authorities said Thursday. Investigators were working through the droves of images trying to identify victims and believe that while he may have downloaded many from the Internet, 38-year-old Dylan Greiner shot most of them himself, Santa Cruz Deputy Police Chief Steve Clark said.
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    Greiner appeared in court this week but has not entered a plea to the previous charges. He was being held on $1 million bail.

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    Most of the victims looked to be younger teenagers, though some in the photographs appeared to be as young as 8 to 10, Clark said.