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Oakdale Man Booked On Child Pornography Counts
Michael Bidwell
Oakdale Police arrested 60-year-old Michael Bidwell of Oakdale on Thursday, March 16 on multiple charges related to child pornography. - photo by OPD Photo

Oakdale Police Detectives arrested Michael Bidwell, a 60-year-old resident of Oakdale, Thursday morning, March 16, related to a child pornography investigation.

Oakdale Police investigators were made aware of a subject residing in Oakdale, who was downloading child pornography. With intelligence gathered and assistance from forensic investigators, Oakdale detectives wrote and served multiple search warrants, which led to the locating of child pornography and subsequent arrest of Bidwell.


He was arrested for allegedly possessing matter depicting sexual conduct by a minor and sexual exploitation of a minor. Bidwell was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail for several charges related to Child Pornography.