500,000 to 1-million child porn images, videos seized in Florida

Alleged pedophile, 51-year-old John Shearen arrested in Leesburg, Florida (CNN)
April 5, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Florida police catch an alleged pedophile with hundreds of thousands of illicit pictures and videos of children.

Florida authorities say it's the biggest child pornography bust in state history. Police raided an apartment in Leesburg, Florida, about 45 miles north of Orlando, on Thursday.

John Shearen, 51, was arrested and charged with 15 counts of possession of child pornography and 15 counts of distribution. Florida Department of Law Enforcement Special Agent Jeff Duncan says Shearen had between 500-thousand and a million child porn videos.

"He ended up being identified as one of the top downloaders and sharers of child pornography in the state of Florida; actually, number one," said Shearen.

Authorities also found pieces of children's clothing inside Shearen's apartment. He's jailed in Lake County without bond.


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