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12 arrested in Operation Cupid’s Arrow

2/16/2017

 

For Immediate Release             

February 16, 2017
 
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents along with law enforcement partners with the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) arrested 12 child predators from Tallahassee to Lake City as part of a weeklong investigation known as Operation Cupid’s Arrow. 
 
Investigators found child sex predators in chat rooms, dating sites and social media networks using instant messaging, texting, and even online classified ads. Suspects came from all backgrounds from a college student to an attorney.  Investigators went online posing as children. All suspects believed they were speaking with underage children.
 
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement was joined by agencies who are part of the North Florida ICAC Task Force including the Sheriff’s Offices of Columbia, Leon, Volusia, Marion, Jacksonville, Okaloosa, Putnam, Walton, Seminole, and St. Johns counties, and the Police Departments of Tallahassee, Gainesville, Cocoa, Orange Park, and Panama City, along with the FBI, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Marshal’s Service, State Attorneys, 2nd and 3rd Judicial Circuits and U.S. Attorney’s Offices in the Northern and Middle District. 
 
For information on how you can keep your family safe, visit www.secureflorida.org
 
For further information contact:
Gretl Plessinger or Jessica Cary
FDLE Office of Public Information                                                                                 
(850) 410-7001
 
Murry Smith
Columbia County Sheriff’s Office
(386) 719-7510
Name, Age, Address, Jail, Date of arrest, Charges
 
Tony Sheldon, 38, 2821 Richview Park Circle S., Tallahassee, Leon County Jail, 2/8/17, traveling to meet after using a computer to lure child and obscene communication use computer to seduce solicit/lure child
 
Philip Graham, 41, 10093 81st Rd., Live Oak, Columbia County Jail, 2/9/17, traveling to meet after using a computer to lure child and obscene communication use computer to seduce solicit/lure child
 
William Hall, 64, 3204 Poinsettia Ave., West Palm Beach, Leon County Jail, 2/9/17, traveling to meet after using a computer to lure child and obscene communication use computer to seduce solicit/lure child
 
Calvin McFarland, 21, 3399 Shauna Oaks Circle E., Jacksonville, Leon County Jail, 2/11/17, traveling to meet after using a computer to lure child and obscene communication use computer to seduce solicit/lure child
 
Kyl Johnson, 26, 611 SW Dexter Circle, Apt.  204, Lake City, Columbia County Jail, 2/11/17, traveling to meet after using a computer to lure child and obscene communication use computer to seduce solicit/lure child
 
Christopher Francis, 34, 2544 Bedford Way, Tallahassee, Leon County Jail, 2/11/17, traveling to meet after using a computer to lure child and obscene communication use computer to seduce solicit/lure child
 
Darrel Harvey, 48, 7893 Preservation Road, Tallahassee, Leon County Jail, 2/12/17, traveling to meet after using a computer to lure child and obscene communication use computer to seduce solicit/lure child
 
Matthew Carter, 33, 218 Oak Lane, Lake Park, GA., Columbia County Jail, 2/12/17, traveling to meet after using a computer to lure child and obscene communication use computer to seduce solicit/lure child
 
Frantisek Pribyl, 47, 3971 Rocmar Dr., Snellville, GA., Leon County Jail, 2/12/17, attempted enticement of a minor and traveling to meet a minor for sex acts
 
Michael Chmielewski, 37, 1712 Hall Drive, Tallahassee, Leon County Jail, 2/12/17, traveling to meet after using a computer to lure child and obscene communication use computer to seduce solicit/lure child
 
Dayton M. (Mike) Cramer, 70, 332 Winnstead Ct., Tallahassee, Leon County Jail, 2/14/17, attempted enticement of a minor
 
James Singletary, 53, 3131 NW 34th Blvd., Jennings, Columbia County Jail, 2/15/17, traveling to meet after using a computer to lure child and obscene communication use computer to seduce solicit/lure child