FDLE arrests Leesburg man for possession of child sexual abuse material

LEESBURG, Fla. – FDLE agents arrested Simeon Sharif Fountain, 46, of Leesburg, on six counts of possession of sexual performance by a child in violation of Florida Statute 827.071(5), a third-degree felony. Fountain was out of jail on a $100,000 bond from a 2020 arrest for online sexual solicitation of an eight-year-old child in North Carolina.
The investigation began with a cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding an Internet user uploading child sexual abuse material.
FDLE Orlando Regional Operations Center Cybercrime Task Force agents executed a search warrant at Fountain’s residence with assistance from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team.
Fountain was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Lake County Jail on a no-bond status pending first appearance. Additional charges are dependent upon completion of forensics exams. The case will be prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, 5th Judicial Circuit.
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