A local anti-porn activist is in Sutter County Jail after a 16-year-old reported having sexual contact with him for the last three years.

Donny Pauling, 41, was arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with a child under 14, oral copulation with a child under 14 and unlawful intercourse. He is being held without bail.

Pauling has publicly described himself as reformed and a former pornography producer and Christian motivational speaker. He spoke recently at local churches about human trafficking and the detrimental impacts of pornography on girls and women. During his presentations, he describes a nine-year career as a pornographer and urges the audience to cut porn out of their lives.

Pauling was arrested Monday after Sutter County sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant at his Yuba City home, where some evidence was recovered, including multiple computers, according to Sutter County sheriff's Lt. James Casner.

The investigation began when the 16-year-old reported Pauling had been having sexual contact with the teen for the last three years in Sutter and Shasta counties.

Whether there are additional victims is still under investigation.

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