April 8, 2013

Key Largo man charged with child pornography

Key Largo – A Key Largo man was arrested Friday, charged with multiple counts of possessing child pornography.

Major Crimes Detective Dan Mehler received a tip from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Subsequent investigation revealed an IP address traced to a known sex offender, 64 year old Michael O’Shea Williams,  who may have downloaded explicit images. Williams has a previous arrest and conviction for possession of child pornography.

A search warrant was obtained for his residence at 34 Avenue A in Key Largo. On Friday, the search warrant was served. A computer was seized; initial review of the computer revealed the presence of child pornography on it. Marijuana was also found in the kitchen.

While searching, detectives found what appeared to be a grenade in an outdoor laundry room. The grenade was safely handed over Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad Technician Sgt. Michael DiGiovanni. Sgt. DiGiovanni said the device turned out to be an Inert grenade that had already been rendered safe and was not explosive at the time it was found.

Assisting in service of the search warrant was the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes, Narcotics and Swat Units, with assistance from FDLE, Customs and Border Protection, and the US Secret Service.

Williams was charged with 30 counts possession of child pornography and possession of marijuana. More charges may be pending in the case.

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