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Release Number: 09-166

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

June 10, 2009

Debbie Carter:

(813) 247-8060
























Michael Head,  DOB 6-19-80

8504 Symmes Road #2, Gibsonton

Charges:  Possession of Marijuana

                  Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

                  Lewd and Lascivious Molestation (warrant from 2008 direct file case)


Kevin Meere,  DOB 2-25-85

4012 Eastridge Drive, Valrico

Charges:  Possession of child pornography  (14 counts)


Gregory  C. Brown,  DOB 3-16-49

711 Valley Hill Drive, Brandon

Charges:  Possession of Child pornography  (1,500 counts)


Patrick L. Melton,  DOB 8-14-92

12004 Riverhills Drive, Tampa

Charges:  Possession of Child pornography (14 counts)



Child Exploitation Online Investigations


June 2009


Hillsborough County










Detectives conducted ongoing investigations of subjects in Hillsborough County that they identified using computers via the Internet to view, obtain and distribute child pornography.  During the week of June 8, 2009, search warrants were executed by Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Office of the Attorney General Predator Cyber Task Force.  Four subjects were arrested in regards to the investigation.  The child pornography video clips that were being possessed and distributed depict children as young as one to twelve years of age, being sexually exploited by adults and others.  Some video clips depict children in bondage.


Each one of the suspects was arrested at their residence and their computers were seized.  The initial charges are listed above and other possible charges will be added.


The Lewd and Lascivious charges on Head are from a case in December of 2008 and were direct filed at the State Attorney’s Office.  Head is charged with an incident involving an 8 year old male.  The victim, who is known to Head, was visiting at Head’s residence when Head touched him in a lewd manner.