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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-403

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 25, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Possession of Child Pornography Arrest

    Detectives from the Internet Predator Unit seize computers and media items following investigation.
    • Wednesday
    • October 24, 2012
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 2830 Buckhorn Preserve Blvd
    • Valrico, Florida

    Arrested:


    Derek Michael Morgan
    DOB: 10/26/1988
    2830 Buckhorn Preserve Blvd.
    Valrico, Florida

    Charges:

    • Possession of Child Pornography (20 Counts)

    Details:

    On October 24, 2012, detectives with the Internet Predator Unit executed a court authorized search warrant at 2830 Buckhorn Preserve Boulevard in Valrico, following a two month long investigation. Four computer and digital media items were seized, subsequent computer forensic revealed that Derek M. Morgan, was in possession of files depicting children approximately 13 years old and younger engaged in sexual activities.

    Post Miranda, Mr. Morgan admitted to downloading the child pornography. Mr. Morgan was also in possession of child pornography files that he made available for download, which were downloaded by detectives.

    Mr. Morgan was arrested and charged with 20 counts of Possession of Child Pornography. Mr. Morgan was transported to the Hillsborough County Jail.


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