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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-655

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 3, 2017
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    Man Arrested For Possession of Child Pornography, Promotion of a Sexual Performance by a Child & Sexual Battery

    The defendant admitted to the offenses.
    • Friday
    • November 3, 2017
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County

    Arrested:


    Dabbs B. Postma
    DOB: 9/24/73

    Charges:

    • Possession of Child Pornography (x10)
    • Promotion of a Sexual Performance by a Child
    • Sexual Battery (Familial or Custodial Authority)

    Details:

    On November 2, 2017, HCSO was contacted by Tampa Police regarding an active Child Pornography/Sexual Abuse case they were investigating. In September of 2017, TPD received a complaint regarding a Facebook account that was uploading child pornography (still photos and videos). Further investigation revealed that the uploads were being received in Tampa and coming from North Carolina and had been ongoing since April of 2017. A juvenile female victim was identified, as well as the location in Tampa where the child pornography was being received. A court-authorized search warrant was drafted by HCSO and TPD. Members from HCSO and TPD responded to the Tampa location and served the search warrant. Contact was made at the residence with the defendant, Dabbs Postma. Post-Miranda, the defendant admitted to the video and photographic child pornography uploads. He also admitted to having sex with the juvenile victim in Tampa, as well as in North Carolina. HCSO will be working in conjunction with North Carolina on these cases.

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