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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-298 (12-267)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 3, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Special Investigation Division And Internet Predator Unit Detectives Conclude Their Investigation

    Possession of Child Pornography charges will be added to the man that traveled from Arizona to Tampa to meet juvenile.
    • Thursday
    • August 2, 2012
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County


    Possession of Child Pornography charges will be added to the man that traveled from Arizona to Tampa to Meet Juvenile.


    Jonathan David Lane
    DOB: 10/20/1978
    1627 Mohave Drive #1316
    Bullhead City, AZ


    • Traveling to Meet A Minor
    • Use of a Computer to Solicit Certain Illegal Acts
    • Transmission of Harmful Material to a Minor
    • Lewd or Lascivious Battery
    • Possession of Child Pornography (12 Counts)


    • 14 year old female


    On August 2, 2012, the Special Investigation Division and the Internet Predator Unit concluded a follow-up investigation of Jonathan Lane. Lane was carrying a laptop computer at the time of his arrest, which was seized. A computer forensic exam revealed 12 images of child pornography depicting children from 3 to 12 years old engaged in various sexual activities and chat logs of the meeting for sex.

    Lane’s charges will be upgraded to include 12 counts of Possessing Child Pornography with an enhancement on each count to a 2nd Degree Felony. Lane remains in the Hillsborough County Jail.

    Previous news release ---

    From approximately June 2011 through July 2012, at an undisclosed location within Hillsborough County, the victim received numerous messages via computer and cell phone from Jonathan Lane’s cell phone and laptop computer containing lewd and lascivious language. The suspect, Jonathan Lane sent lewd pictures of himself to the victim’s computer which the victim had knowledge of and did view.

    On July 15, 2012, Lane traveled from Arizona to Tampa to meet with the victim by using tickets that were purchased by the victim using her grandmother’s credit card. Lane left Arizona and traveled to Tampa with the intention of engaging in sexual activity with the victim. Lane communicated his plans of travel and his plans of sexual activity to the victim via yahoo messenger on his laptop.

    The victim’s father intercepted email messages from Lane to the victim and contacted TIA police. TIA police detained the suspect and contacted HCSO detectives.

    Lane had full knowledge of the victim’s age (14) and her physical condition. The victim is confined to a wheelchair. Lane was arrested at 5:35 a.m. on July 16, 2012. During the interview with detectives, Lane admitted to the offenses.

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