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FDLE arrests Pensacola man for child pornography

 
For Immediate Release
October 9, 2019
             
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, with the assistance of the Escambia Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations arrested James Neelman Leeper, 53, of 601-A North Green Street, Pensacola on 21 counts of possession of child pornography and one charge of possession of a controlled substance. 
 
FDLE agents initiated an investigation in August 2019 when child pornography activity was identified on the internet. Agents executed a search warrant at Leeper’s residence today. While on scene, computer forensic examiners conducted forensic previews on  USB storage drives belonging to Leeper and located 21 images containing child pornography.  These images depicted children as young as five years old.  In addition, a bag of methamphetamine was found at the residence.  
 
 Leeper was arrested today and booked into the Escambia County Jail. Additional charges are dependent upon completion of forensic exams. The Office of the State Attorney, First Judicial Circuit will prosecute this case.
 
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For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger, Jessica Cary or Jeremy Burns
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001