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Probation officer arrested for child porn

Probation officer arrested for child porn

Updated June 13 at 4:46 p.m. A cyber tip led to the June 12 arrest of a Milton man for allegedly acquiring child porn via Skype. Investigators with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office traced the account back to an IP address tied to Justin Robert Vargo, 23. He was in a temporary residence in Baker […]

Navarre woman arrested for child sexual assault

Navarre woman arrested for child sexual assault

A Navarre woman is being held on a bond of $1 million for allegedly sexually assaulting a child on video. Brandy Howard, 33, of Raider Lane in Navarre was arrested April 18 after video and images involving children were recovered by law enforcement. An investigation was prompted by information sent by the National Center for […]

Gulf Breeze man arrested for 35 counts of child porn

Gulf Breeze man arrested for 35 counts of child porn

A Gulf Breeze man is facing 35 felony charges for possession of child pornography. Joseph Brooks Salter, 19, was arrested March 13 after investigators found dozens of videos and photographs of children involved in sex acts in his possession according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s office arrest report. The investigation started in October 2018, […]

Ex-deputy arrested for child molestation

Ex-deputy arrested for child molestation

An ex-Santa Rosa County sergeant was arrested Friday on child molestation charges. Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Jeffery Perkins, 33, for two counts of lewd or lascivious molestation by offender over the age of 18 of a victim less than 12 years of age according to a press release.  An arrest […]

Foster parent arrested for child pornography

Foster parent arrested for child pornography

Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) agents took a Fort Walton foster parent into custody March 7 for having alleged videos of child pornography on his computer. Dieter Claus Bucher, 76, of 990 Lukes Way was arrested on charges of possession of child pornography. Read the full article in the March 14 issue of Navarre […]

Navarre sergeant charged with child porn possession

Navarre sergeant charged with child porn possession

A Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office sergeant from Navarre has been arrested on multiple counts of child pornography after a search of his phone. Jeffrey Perkins was arrested Monday and charged with eight counts of child pornography following an investigation by Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). Read the full article in the Dec. 20 issue […]

The innocence of children, the worry of parents

The innocence of children, the worry of parents

We knew about the arrest of school bus driver, Kenneth Webb, Saturday. He was arrested and charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography. We saw other reports about the arrest and decided to wait before we reported on it. We wanted to dig in a little deeper than just reporting his arrest. He […]

School bus driver arrested for child pornography

School bus driver arrested for child pornography

In the wake of the arrest of a Santa Rosa County school bus driver last week on 10 counts of possession of child pornography, the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office is launching an internal Supervisory Inquiry into why it took so long to secure an arrest warrant for the man. Kenneth Dean Webb Jr., age 60, […]

Holley man sentenced to 15 years for downloading child pornography

Holley man sentenced to 15 years for downloading child pornography

According to State Attorney Bill Eddins, Andrew Allan Barlow of Ginger Street in Holley was sentenced on Oct. 20 to 15 years in state prison followed by 30 years of sexual offender probation and also designated as a sexual offender.  Barlow entered a plea on Aug. 26 to 10 counts of possession of certain images […]

Okaloosa County man indicted for locally producing child pornography

Okaloosa County man indicted for locally producing child pornography

Jack D. Messerschmidt, 36, of Laurel Hill, Florida, was arraigned today in the U.S. District Court in Pensacola after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging him with the production and possession of child pornography. The indictment was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. The indictment […]

Hurlburt airman pleads no contest

Hurlburt airman pleads no contest

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that Christopher Ryan Mullins, 23 years old, has entered a plea of No Contest to 25 counts of Possession of Child Pornography. Each count carries a possible maximum of 15 years state prison.  Mullins faces up to life in prison and will be designated a sexual offender based upon […]

Gulf Breeze man arrested for child pornography

Gulf Breeze man arrested for child pornography

Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement today arrested Nathan Anthony Christensen, 20, of 1255 Bayview Ln, Gulf Breeze, Florida, on 10 counts of possession of child pornography. A search warrant was executed at Christensen’s residence after receiving a tip last week that he was uploading images of child pornography to the internet.  During […]

Milton man arrested for child pornography

Milton man arrested for child pornography

MILTON, Fla. – Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement yesterday arrested Michael David Braswell, 21, of 4536 Struth Ln, Milton, Florida on one count of promoting sexual performance by a child and one count of possession of child pornography. FDLE agents began investigating Braswell last month after receiving a tip that he was […]

Holley man indicted on child pornography charges

Holley man indicted on child pornography charges

A Holley resident and Hurlburt Field Intelligence Squadron member Douglas J. Plate, 53, was arraigned in Pensacola on March 17 after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging him with receipt, possession, and access with intent to view child pornography. The indictment alleges that between August 2014 and December 2015, Plate knowingly received, possessed […]

Holley man arrested for child pornography

Holley man arrested for child pornography

In a statement released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement they announced that Andrew Allan Barlow, 41, of 3563 Ginger Lane in Holley was arrested on 16 counts of possession of child pornography. FDLE agents began their investigation in Oct. 2015 after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children indicating […]

Man arrested on child pornography charges

Man arrested on child pornography charges

A 36-year-old man is being held on $100,000 bond after police discovered numerous child pornography images and videos in his Pensacola residence. Daryl Emory Bruner was arrested Aug. 21 on 20 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of transmission of child pornography after police issued a search warrant at his home on the […]

Pensacola man charged with child pornography

Pensacola man charged with child pornography

A Pensacola man is being held on $75,000 bond after police found child pornography files on his computer. Fredrick Lamar Collins Jr., 30, was arrested July 30 on five counts of obscene material, possession of photographs depicting child sexual conduct. Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents, along with Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies, executed a search warrant […]

School custodian charged with possession of child pornography

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 […]