Operation Cyber Storm nets 6 suspects in Hillsborough Co. - WFLA News Channel 8

Operation Cyber Storm nets 6 suspects in Hillsborough Co.

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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Internet Predator Unit (IPU) conducted an initiative to identify and arrest individuals who are engaged in the illegal receipt, possession, production and distribution of child pornographic material.

As a result, the IPU successfully conducted 10 investigations involving subjects in Hillsborough County collecting illicit graphic material involving very young children.  The IPU with the assistance of HCSO Special Investigation Divisions and the Department of Patrol, concluded a two and half month investigation resulting in the execution of 10 search warrants.  Six subjects were arrested on 337 felony counts of possession of child pornography.

Authorities said additional arrest and charges are pending upon completion of computer forensics for the other suspects not yet arrested.  Three suspects were identified and their information was forwarded to other jurisdictions outside of Hillsborough County.  Authorities said that a total of 67 computer items and 63 electronic items were seized.

Authorities said that this operation was coordinated with the assistance of Hillsborough County State Attorney Division Chief Rita Peters.

The following were arrested as a result of Operation Cyber Storm:

Arrested: 02/05/2013
Herbert Bowers
DOB 11/11/47
9514 Sunnyoak Drive
Riverview, FL 
117 counts Possession of Child Pornography
Unemployed

Arrested: 2/11/2013
Bradley Britton
DOB 8/23/89
1709 Larabie Court,
Brandon, Florida
2 counts Possession of Child Pornography
Employed-Ploy Thai Restaurant

Arrested:2/18/13
Angel Steven DeLa Rosa
DOB 1/30/93
9060 Hickory Cir.
Tampa, Florida
57 counts Possession of Child Pornography
Employed-McDonald's Restaurant

Arrested: 02/26/1013
Warren Dale Schmidt
DOB 07/20/57
15012 Shaw Road
Tampa, Florida
Employed-Sinclair Broadcast Group
100 counts Possession of Child Pornography
Employed-Sinclair Broadcast Group

Arrested: 2/22/13
Robert Wells
DOB 8/17/75
7923 Sabal Drive
Tampa, Florida
10 counts Possession of Child Pornography
Unemployed

James Dagget
DOB 09/11/1951
3610 Pearl Avenue
Tampa, Florida
50 Counts Possession of Child Pornography
Employed-Blount Curry Funeral Home

 

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