December 10, 2009 (Santa Ysabel) -- Yesterday U.S. Marshal’s agents in coordination with the San Diego County Fugitive Task Force arrested Mark Kinney, 47, his residence in Santa Ysabel. Kinney’s arrest came after an extensive investigation by detectives from the Sheriff’s Child Abuse Unit with the assistanceof the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the San Diego District Attorney’s Office.
He is charged with eight counts of lewd acts with a child, two counts of manufacturing child pornography for non-commercia purposes, and one count of possession of child pornography.
Kinney is a musician and a private music instructor.Sheriff’s Investigators are concerned because many of his students are children. Therefore, there is the possibility of unreported victims. Kinney maintained a music studio in Ramona. However, he taught private lessons throughout San Diego County. Anyone with related information about Mark Kinney or anyone who believes they may have been victimized is urged to call Sheriff’s Detective Chris Davis at 858-974-2310.