Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-037

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 31, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Suspect Arrested On Warrant For 42 Counts Of Child Pornography

    Detectives from the Internet Predator Unit arrest a Gibsonton man.
    • Tuesday
    • January 31, 2012
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Highway 41 South and Ohio Street
    • Gibsonton, FL


    Lawrence Broviak
    DOB: 5-4-66
    12154 Highway 41 South
    Gibsonton, FL


    • Possession of Child Pornography (42 counts)


    On January 31, 2012 Members of the Internet Predator Unit arrested Lawrence Broviak on a warrant charging him with 42 counts of Child Pornography.

    On January 20, 2012 at approximately 8:00 p.m. in the area of Highway 41 and Ohio Street, a witness observed and retrieved a cell phone that was previously in the possession of Lawrence Broviak. Broviak had displayed the phone to a second witness. The second witness became outraged because he has a daughter. The second witness punched Broviak. According to the first witness he observed images on the cell phone which depicted several images of children approximately 12 years old or younger engaged in sexual activity. A deputy responded and viewed an image on the phone which depicted a five year old engaged in oral sex. On January 27, 2012 a search warrant was obtained for the cell phone. As a result of the search of the phone, 42 images were located in a folder titled “My Album” depicting children from infants to approximately 12 years old either in lewd positions or engaged in sexual activities. Images of Broviak were located comingled in the same folder as the child pornography. Additional data regarding text messages and phone numbers were located identifying the defendant (Broviak) as the owner of the phone. Some of the images were of identified child pornography from known child pornography sites.

    A warrant was obtained for the arrest of Broviak and he was arrested January 31, 2012 charged with 42 counts of Possession of Child Pornography.
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