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Release Number: 09-132

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

May 8, 2009

JD Callaway:

(813) 247-8060




Four defendants


Online Child Exploitation Investigation


April-May 2009


Hillsborough County





































Hillsborough County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested four individuals in an ongoing online child exploitation investigation. This investigation began in April 2009. Seven search warrants so far have been executed by Sheriff’s detectives and members of the Florida Attorney General’s Predator Cyber Task Force. The computer video clips seized were being distributed and depict children from ages 1 to 12 in various stages of sexual exploitation by adults and others. Some video clips show children in bondage and bestiality.


This is an ongoing investigation.


Those arrested so far are:


Clifton Mothershed

DOB 8/27/68

614 N. Gomez Avenue, Tampa

Arrested 5/7/09

Charges: 100 counts of possessing child pornography


Randall Baxley

DOB 9/9/68

3315 King Charles Circle, Valrico

Arrested 5/7/09

Charges: 53 counts of possessing child pornography


Mark Lawton

DOB 7/15/56

7407 Celeste Lane, Palm River

Arrested 5/6/09

Charges: 42 counts of possessing child pornography


Adam Dinofsky

DOB 4/30/65


Arrested 5/5/09

Charges: 5 counts of possessing child pornography