Gainesville police arrested a person for possession and distribution of boy or girl pornography Tuesday.
The Gainesville Law enforcement Division received a tip from the Nationwide Middle for Missing and Exploited Children about a Facebook consumer who sent messages to other end users expressing attraction to minors.
Stephen Cobb, a 60-12 months-old Gainesville resident and registered sexual intercourse offender, is being held at the Alachua County Jail on a bond of $250,000. He admitted the account was his when GPD interviewed him at homeless useful resource center GRACE Marketplace, in accordance to a GPD push release.
He instructed law enforcement he utilised to be attracted to young children as younger as 3 but overcame the challenge when he stopped using prescription drugs, in accordance to the release. He admitted to the distribution and possession of youngster pornography, but he attributed the offenses to getting below the influence.
He was was sentenced to 30 months in jail for sexual conduct with a baby young than 16 in Alachua County in 2018, according to court information, but he turned a registered sexual intercourse offender in 1992 when he was convincted of little one sexual abuse in Michigan.
He unsuccessful to sign up as a sexual intercourse offender in Wayne County, Michigan close to Jan. 1, 2014 and failed to report an address change in Alachua County that summer time he was sentenced to two a long time in jail.
GPD concluded its statement with a warning to moms and dads about social media platforms like Kik, Tagged, TikTok, Snapchat and Facebook, which are utilised to disseminate youngster pornography.
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Omar Ateyah is a rising 3rd-calendar year scholar and The Alligator’s felony justice reporter. He enjoys going on prolonged, considerate walks.