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Three high-profile kiddie porn arrests in past two weeks
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Three high-profile kiddie porn arrests in past two weeks

Three high-profile kiddie porn arrests in past two weeks
Booking photo of former Bradford County corrections officer Robert Melton.

Three high-profile kiddie porn arrests in past two weeks

It's startling for any parent to hear about someone in their area being arrested for possession of child pornography...just in the last two weeks we've seen three pretty high-profile busts in the Northeast Florida area, one involving a former law enforcement officer.

In Bradford County, Sheriff Gordon Smith says former corrections officer Robert Melton was arrested on Wednesday after an investigation led police to raid his storage facility and take two computers they say contained child porn.

"To me it’s evil that would possess you to do these type things. May God have mercy on his soul because I don't. He's got to face these people that he committed these crimes against," said Smith.

A 60-year-old man in Fernandina Beach was also arrested this week after he admitted to collecting child porn. Cops found over 12,000 files of graphic material on his electronic media.

This all comes after we told you last week about a Jacksonville Beach man arrested for having over 700 graphic images and videos on his computer.

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