[PHOTO CREDIT: Lake County Sheriff’s Office]
[Original Publish Date: 06/23/20]
GROVELAND, Florida — A third Lake County man has been arrested by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for possessing child pornography in just nine days.
FDLE agents served a search warrant Friday at the Groveland home of Brett Coleman, 32, and found at least 10 images depicting the exploitation of children. He told FDLE he had a Tumblr account with the username “pervpedoluvr” and an secondary account with the username “deletedandback,” and used the accounts, in addition to accounts on Kik and Wicker to share child pornography.
Coleman said he chats with other users to share child pornography images and has chatted with other users who wanted to sell their children for sex, according to an arrest affidavit, and said he told a user on Wicker he was interested, “but claimed he would never follow through with it,” the affidavit states. Coleman said he “prefers images of girls 15 to 17,” but has downloaded children as young as 3 years old. The 10 images FDLE found contained female children between 2 and 16, according to the affidavit.
Coleman was charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography and taken to the Lake County, where he was released on $20,000 bond.
Earlier this month, Lake Legal News reported on Daniel Arthur Fogleson, 49, of Clermont who was charged with 10 counts of child pornography and James Leroy Stone, 81, who was charged with 12 counts. Both men were released on bond.
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