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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-098

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 5, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Operation "Cyber Storm"

    Two and half month investigation results in the arrest of six suspects on 337 counts of possession of child pornography.
    • Friday
    • March 1, 2013
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County

    Arrested: 02/05/2013


    Herbert Bowers
    DOB 11/11/47
    9514 Sunnyoak Drive
    Riverview FL 33569
    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
    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


    A total of 67 computer items and 63 electronic items were seized.

    Details:

    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 Internet Predator Unit successfully conducted 10 investigations involving subjects in Hillsborough County proliferating 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.

    Additional arrests 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.

    This operation was coordinated with the assistance of Hillsborough County State Attorney Division Chief Rita Peters.

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