GYMNASTICS INSTRUCTOR ARRESTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number: 19-2-15

BSO Case Number: 90-1902-007706

Date: Feb. 28, 2019

Time: 9 a.m.

Jurisdiction: Broward County

Place of Occurrence: 1771 N.W. Second St., B-4, Deerfield Beach

Victim(s): State of Florida

Suspect(s): Hassan Jawad, 37, male, 4/29/81, 1771 N.W. Second St., B-4, Deerfield Beach (IN CUSTODY)

Description of Incident:

A gymnastics instructor is facing nine charges for possessing and compiling child pornography, and Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are concerned there may be local victims.

At 9 a.m. Feb. 28, BSO detectives with the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested Hassan Jawad, 37, at his Deerfield Beach home. Their investigation began this month when ICAC detectives received information that a computer had been advertising or sharing child pornography images online since January 2019.

During their investigation, the detectives uncovered a number of videos and images of boys engaged in sexual acts with other boys or men. Most of the victims appear to be between the ages of 7 and 13.

At the time of his arrest, Jawad had worked for more than a year at Twister Gymnastics of Boca Raton at 3100 N.W. Boca Raton Blvd. He previously was employed from 2015 to 2017 at New England Academy of Gymnastics in Marlborough, Mass. 

As part of the continuing ICAC investigation, detectives are looking to determine if Jawad victimized any children. Anyone with further information about Jawad should contact BSO ICAC Detective Jennifer Montgomery at 954-888-5239.  If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at www.browardcrimestoppers.org

INVESTIGATOR:
Det. Montgomery, ICAC

THIS REPORT BY:
Joy Oglesby/PIO
2/28/19   1500