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LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER ARRESTED FOR SEX WITH TEENAGER AND POSSESSING CHILD PORN

BSO Case Number: BS13-09-01470
PIO Number: 13-9-14
Date: September 12, 2013
Time: n.a.
Place of Occurrence: Broward County
Jurisdiction: Broward County

Victim(s):

  • 15-year-old female

Suspect(s):

  • Douglas Eaton, male, 48, 5/28/65, 4080 W. Palm Aire Drive, #2, Pompano Beach

Description of Incident:

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives with the Internet Crimes Against Children/Human Trafficking Unit have arrested a Pompano Beach man for having sex with a 15-year-old girl and for having child pornography on his computer.

Douglas Eaton, 48, of Doug’s Photography, Inc. makes his living shooting school portraits, youth sporting events, school dances and teen modeling photos, as well as wedding and family portraits. Detectives say that in June, Eaton contacted an escort service, and the 15-year-old victim was taken to his home. The two engaged in sexual relations, for which he paid her $180. He was charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery and for procuring someone under 18 for prostitution. The girl was recovered by law enforcement and is no longer being sexually exploited.

During their investigation, detectives found several images of child pornography depicting girls from ages 8 to 13, approximately, on his home computer. He was charged with seven counts of possessing child pornography and one count of using a computer to collect child pornography.

This was Eaton’s first arrest, and there is no indication that he victimized anyone he met through his work as a photographer, but detectives encourage anyone who has information that indicates otherwise to please report it to law enforcement.

INVESTIGATORS: Det. Masters, Sgt. Weller, ICAC
THIS REPORT BY: Dani Moschella/PIO 9/13/13 1615

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