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    FL - Operation Predator Hunt nabs 12 for child porn & rescues 5 local victims

    Let me see if I can get a list of the arrested.


    http://www.cbs12.com/news/county-473...cie-child.html

    'Operation Predator Hunt' targets child pornography


    "A stepped up effort targeting child pornography in St. Lucie County [FL] lands 12 people behind bars. Wednesday Sheriff Ken Mascara and detectives released the results of "Operation Predator Hunt...."

    and

    "....Most of the 12 arrests were for possession of child pornography. In some cases detectives eventually discovered local child victims of molestation...."

    and


    "....when they served a search warrant at the home of Scott Johnson he was in the process of downloading child porn. Detectives say further investigation led to a homemade video with a local victim. "And when we questioned him about it, he told us it was him, and he was molesting the victim when they were [IMO, this is confusing] 7-years-old. He actually made videos. It started at 7-years-old, and the child was 13 at the time. And it had continued over that whole time..."

    and

    "...The Sheriff's Office say this summer's operation saved five children from being molested. More than 5,000 pornographic images and videos have been recovered so far. 60 computers have been seized...."

    more at link

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    Why on earth do they make this so hard? Say I'm a mom who lives in Port St. Lucie and I happen to see this article and notice that my neighbor has not picked up his newspaper for the last few days. My kids are asking (with a strange tone to their voice) what happened to Jim, next door.

    In reading this article, it seems clear that Scott Johnson must have molested two 7 year old boys, and who knows how many others. And FWIW, Joseph Vinci is NO GENTLEMAN!!!

    http://www.wpbf.com/news/29107658/detail.html

    "...Joseph Vinci is another suspect of note. Deputies said the 78-year-old told them he learned the child porn technology from relatives in Europe. "The youngest (victim) is probably, I think, 4 when the molestation started and it continued 'till she was about 12, and it was actually going on when we arrested the gentlemen," Detective Grant King said. King said he saw babies in diapers being molested on the videos. Sheriff Ken Mascara said more arrests were expected...."

    more at link (plus two mug shots)

    Note: There are several still shots attached to various articles which show poster sized mug shots behind the LEOs but I can't make out the names. Maybe the investigation is ongoing and they don't want to jeopardize other arrests.



    ETA: Here's a video discussing the press conference. They say that they want the public to take a good look at these faces as they know that they're out in the community making contact with children. OK, great, now how do I do that?

    http://www.wpbf.com/video/29109950/detail.html

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    http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2011/sep/...is-summer-led/

    St. Lucie County predator sweep this summer led to 12 arrests


    "...."The suspects use friends and family to meet victims and groom them for eventual molestation," Sheriff Ken Mascara said Wednesday during a press conference for Operation Predator Hunt, which led to 12 arrests for charges including child pornography this summer. "They also use the global reach of the internet...."

    and

    "....Finding the suspects proved challenging in some cases, detectives said. One suspect was using a open wireless fidelity connection at a hotel to download child porn. "We were able to narrow it down to a suspect who had changed rooms several times," Sgt. Grant King said. "He left before he could be taken into custody...."

    and

    "....The Sheriff's Office recovered three hard drives from one of the arrested men. Investigators are still going through the contents of the hard drives to find images of abused children. The owner of the hard drives collected a variety of lewd material, including bestiality...."

    more at link (but still no list of those arrested)

    Bestiality too? What a shock.



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