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HCSO Internet Predator Unit detectives acted on a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Michael J. Furey
5805 Dunlinwood Ln.
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.