Agents Arrest Jacksonville Man for Possession of Child Pornography

Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Computer Crime Center and investigators with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office yesterday arrested John Michael Fleehart, 39, of Jacksonville, Fla., for possession of child pornography.

The investigation began in May after investigators observed videos of child pornography being shared over the Internet. The investigation revealed the child pornography was downloaded from a computer at Fleehart’s residence.

Fleehart was charged with one count of possession of child pornography, a third degree felony. He was booked into the Duval County Jail.

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.

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For Further Information Contact:
Heather Smith, Kristen Chernosky or Mike Morrison
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001