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FDLE arrests Escambia County school custodian for possession of child pornography

2/26/2015
 
MILTON, Fla. – Florida Department of Law Enforcement Pensacola Regional Operations Center Special Agents yesterday arrested Samuel Dwain Yates, 43, of 4289 W. Avenida De Golf, Milton, Fla. on four counts of possession of child pornography. Yates is a custodian at the Jim Allen Elementary School in Escambia County, Fla.
 
Agents began investigating Yates after receiving a tip that an electronic device at his residence was downloading child pornography.  Agents served a search warrant at Yates’ residence yesterday and gathered evidence that Yates was in possession of at least four images of child pornography.  Agents seized several items of digital media for forensic analysis.  This investigation remains ongoing and additional charges are expected.   
 
Yates was booked into the Santa Rosa County Jail.  This case will be prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, 1st Judicial Circuit. The Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office assisted in his arrest.
 
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For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger, Samantha Andrews or Steve Arthur
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001