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41 arrested in Polk child porn/sex offender sting

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Polk Co., FL-- A child pornography and sexual offender registration sting landed 41 people behind bars in Polk County, the sheriff's office announced Thursday. 

According to reports, the investigation focused on those who download and distribute child pornography, and those who fail to maintain their state-mandated sexual offender or predator registration, and it lasted from June to December of 2012.  

"We are committed to protecting our children, and we are very passionate about ensuring that those who prey on children are held accountable. If you download or distribute child pornography - you are contributing to the victimization of children, and you go to jail," said Sheriff Grady Judd. "We monitor every sexual predator and offender registered in Polk County. If you fail to comply with the registration requirements, you go to jail. " 

The following suspects were arrested for Possession or Distribution of Child Pornography, Victimization of a Child, or for otherwise violating their terms of probation for previous child pornography charges:

1. Marques Baker, 24, of Lakeland

2. Anthony Desilva, 42, of Maryland

3. Johnnie Flannagan, 71, of Eagle Lake

4. Steven Gunn, 20, of Winter Haven 

5. Joshua Kivi, 32, of Lake Wales

6. Ricky Martinez, 35 of Kissimmee

7. William Lee McCallister, 59 of Lake Wales

8. Devin Kenneth Moon, 26, of Winter Haven

9. Ryan David Murray, 22 of Lakeland

10. Jesse Allen Rittenhouse, 33 of Auburndale

11. Carlos Juvencio Saucedo, 25 of Lakeland

12. David Eric Scheib, 43 of Lakeland

13. Bryan Christopher Shumate, 23 of Auburndale

14. Daniel Sink, 62 of Davenport

15. Robert Allan Stafford, 49 of Lakeland

16. William Jason Teets, 41, of Lakeland

The following suspects were arrested for Failure to Register as a Sexual Offender/Predator or for otherwise violating their terms of sexual offender probation:

1. Michael Armstrong, 21 of Bartow

2. Karl Bolduc, 56

3. Kevin Bonilla, 42 of Davenport

4. Christopher Bretzlaff, 41 of Auburndale

5. Travis O'Connor Campbell, 23 of Bartow

6. John Claitt, 65, of Frostproof

7. Steven Darling, 34, of Lake Wales

8. Timothy Fritch, 66, of Winter Haven

9. Kenneth Giddens, 30, of Polk City

10. James Brian Hammerstone, 21 of Bartow

11. Anthony Harper, 39 of Lake Wales

12. Wesley Allen Hayden, 41

13. Timothy Jerome Hippolyte, 34

14. Alton Lee Holmes, 58

15. Nelson McClain Kish, 46 of Bartow

16. Bunnie James Lee, 33 of Lakeland

17. Robert Magana, 30 of Davenport

18. Jason Pinion, 35 of Frostproof

19. William Marshall Prickett, 38 

20. Willie T. Reeves,51 of Lakeland

21. Dennis Reynolds, 66

22. James Smith, 36

23. Daniel Soto-Diaz, 29 of Haines City

24. Austin Speas, 42, of Wahneta

25. Leon William Watson, 46 of Lakeland

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