FDLE arrests Leesburg man for child pornography

For Immediate Release             

April 4, 2013
Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Orlando Regional Operations Center Cyber Crimes Task Force arrested John Edward Shearen, 51, of Leesburg, Fla., for 15 counts of possession of child pornography and 15 counts of distribution of child pornography.

FDLE Agents executed a search warrant at Shearen’s home, located at 1428 Wild Harbor Lane, Apartment #108, Leesburg, Fla., and located in excess of 500,000 to 1 million full length videos and images of child pornography on multiple computers and mass media storage devices. 
Shearen was booked into the Lake County Jail under a no bond status.
The investigation will be prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, 5th Judicial Circuit.
Please visit the FDLE Computer Crime Center website to review tips for keeping your children safe online at:
For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger or Steve Arthur
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001

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