School custodian charged with possession of child pornography

Samuel Dwain Yates was charged Feb. 25 with four counts of possession of child pornography by special agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Pensacola Regional Operations Center.

Yates, 43, of the 4800 block of W. Avenida De Golf in Milton, is a custodian at Jim Allen Elementary School in Escambia County.

Agents began investigating Yates after receiving a tip that

Samuel Dwain Yates

Samuel Dwain Yates

an electronic device in his residence was downloading child pornography. The agents served a warrant at Yates’ residence Wednesday and found that he was in possession of at least four images of child pornography. Several items of digital media were seized for forensic analysis. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected.

Yates has been booked in the Santa Rosa County Jail. His case will be prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, 1st Judicial Circuit.

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