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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-791

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 27, 2018
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    Man Arrested For Possession Of Child Pornography

    HCSO Internet Predator Unit detectives acted on a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
    • Thursday
    • November 15, 2018
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 5808 Dunlinwood Lane
    • Seffner, Florida


    Michael J. Furey
    DOB: 08/20/1972
    5805 Dunlinwood Ln.
    Lithia, FL

    Charges: 100 counts of Child Pornography


    On November 15, 2018, members of the HCSO CID Internet Predator Unit, acting on a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, served a residential search warrant at 5808 Dunlinwood Ln. in Lithia for the downloading of child pornography. A computer was seized and a forensic examination was conducted. Over 100 images of child pornography were located; some images depicted children as young as 5 years old involved in sexual acts.

    Pursuant to the investigation, a suspect was identified and on November 19, 2018, an arrest warrant was issued for Michael J. Furey for possession of 100 counts of child pornography. On November 26, 2018, the suspect surrendered himself at the Hillsborough County Courthouse, where he was taken into custody without incident. He was transported and booked into Orient Road Jail.

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