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Agents arrest Lake City Man for Trading Child Pornography Online

4/17/2008
 
Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Computer Crime Center arrested a Lake City man today after agents discovered he had traded more than 300 videos and images of child pornography online. Christopher Lee Kairat, 36, was charged with five counts of possession of videos displaying a sex performance by a child. He was booked into the Columbia County Jail.

Kairat became a suspect in March when agents with FDLE’s Computer Crime Center were able to trace images that had been shared online back to his computer. Additional charges may be filed pending a complete forensic review of Kairat’s computer.

Agents with FDLE’s Live Oak Field Office and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the arrest.

FDLE is an active member of the three Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces in Florida. There are 59 federally-funded task forces nationwide created solely to investigate Internet crimes against children that include the online sexual exploitation of children and child pornography.

Please visit the FDLE Computer Crime Center Web site to review tips for keeping your children safe online at: www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/FCCC/FC3-Home.aspx

For more information, contact:

Heather Smith or Kristen Perezluha
FDLE Public Information Office
(850) 410-7001