A former San Diego State University football player was arrested Thursday on suspicion of possessing child pornography discovered during an investigation of a reported gang rape, the San Diego Police Department announced.
Ewakiko Nowlin, 20, turned himself in to authorities and was booked in San Diego County Jail on one felony charge of possession of child pornography. According to Authorities, Nowlin was the subject of an investigation into a reported gang rape off-campus in the College Neighborhood of San Diego in late 2021.
According to San Diego Police Department Lt. Adam Sharki, Sex Crimes Investigators served multiple search warrants during that case and recovered terabytes of digital evidence. Detectives discovered Child Sexual Abuse Material, commonly known as Child Pornography, in Nowlin’s Possession.
The case was then turned over to investigators from the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). Police obtained a court-authorized arrest warrant based on their investigation.
Nowlin's bail was set at $200,000. It was posted and he was released Thursday evening. Ewaliko is due back in court on March 2, the District Attorney’s Office said.