MAN ARRESTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number:
20-10-29
BSO Case Number:
90-2009-004232
Date:
Oct. 29, 2020
Time:
8:30 a.m.
Jurisdiction:
Broward County at large
Place of Occurrence:
819 N.W. 14th Ave., Fort Lauderdale & 1810 S.W. 81st Ave., #2217, North Lauderdale
Victim(s):
State of Florida
Suspect(s):
Thomas Lee Jr., 28, 11/21/1991, male, 819 N.W. 14th Ave., Fort Lauderdale & 1810 S.W. 81st Ave., #2217, North Lauderdale
Description of Incident:

The Broward Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) detectives arrested Thomas Lee Jr. on 20 charges related to child pornography Thursday, Oct. 29, in North Lauderdale.

BSO ICAC detectives concluded in their investigation that probable cause existed for the arrest of Lee and applied for an arrest warrant for 19 counts for possessing sexual performance by a child and one count of sending or receiving computer pornography.

On Thursday, BSO VIPER (Violent Intervention Proactive Enforcement Response), along with agency detectives, executed an arrest and search warrant at Lee’s grandmother’s house located in the 1800 block of Southwest 81st Avenue in North Lauderdale. Simultaneously, a second search warrant was executed at Lee’s other known residence located in the City of Fort Lauderdale. All items seized during the execution of the search warrants will be forensically examined for additional evidence that may lead to additional charges.

The investigation by BSO ICAC was initiated in June 2020, following a tip. The investigation revealed that Lee’s crimes spanned a time period ranging from Nov. 8, 2017 through May 27, 2020.

Lee is currently being held at the BSO Main Jail on a combined $300,000 bond.

INVESTIGATORS:
Det. Montgomery, ICAC
Sgt. Ramirez, ICAC; VIPER

THIS REPORT BY:
Sergeant Donald Prichard/PIO-Sworn
10/30/2020 1500

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