ALACHUA, Fla. ‒ On Oct. 27, 2022, the Alachua Police Department, in conjunction with the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), arrested Larry Charles Lee, 56, of Trenton, Florida, for possession of child pornography and the investigation revealed that Lee had been storing it at his place of employment in Alachua, Florida.
On Sept. 19, 2022, the Alachua Police Department was made aware that an employee of a local Alachua business had violated company policy by connecting an external storage device to a company computer, which contained child pornography.
During the initial investigation into the allegations, the Alachua Police Department’s ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) investigator, Detective Jacob Eady, confirmed that the material was indeed child pornography.
An arrest warrant for Lee and a search warrant for his residence and any digital devices owned or possessed by Lee that could be utilized in storing child pornography were obtained.
On Oct. 27, 2022, the Alachua Police Department and the FBI conducted a joint operation and arrested Lee. A search of Lee’s residence and his work area located at his place of employment was executed and 16 USB drives were located at Lee’s work desk.
The FBI took possession of the USB drives to obtain search warrants and examine the drives for possible child pornography. After conducting a thorough search of the USB drives by the Alachua Police Department and the FBI, several files containing child pornography were located. Lee was arrested for two counts of possessing child pornography and has since been released on a $200,000 bond.
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