A federal judge in San Francisco unsealed the three-count child pornography indictment against KGO Radio talk show host Bernie Ward today. You can read the indictment here.
We've also learned new details about how the case began. On December 23rd, 2004 at 5:52pm, a complaint came to police in the Central Valley town of Oakdale. It’s about ten miles outside Modesto. Officers quickly determined that the evidence was strong enough to turn over to the FBI for investigation of a federal crime – an unusual move. Oakdale Police Lt. Lester Jenkins tells the I-Team, his department passes less than one percent of their cases to the FBI. He declined to provide more details about the complaint, citing the federal case.