Alfred E. Daking Jr. of Sebastian, Florida was arrested Wednesday after he was accused of conversing and sending child pornography to a 13-year-old boy over the Internet, a press release indicates. Daking, 69, was taken into police custody on charges of possession and transportation of child pornography. It is not yet known if a bail bond was set following his arrest. It is also unclear whether Daking has retained a private criminal defense lawyer.
Reports say that Daking had allegedly been in contact with a 13-year-old boy he met on the Internet prior to his arrest. During the time he was in contact with the victim, Daking allegedly sent over 500 emails to the child’s account. Some of those emails, reports say, contained images of both adult and child pornography.
An investigation into the alleged conversations apparently revealed that the emails had originated from Daking’s residence in Sebastian, Florida. Officials from the Sebastian Police Department, the Phoenix Police Department, and ICE-HSI, combined forces and carried out a federally issued search warrant at Daking’s home after the discovery. During their search, investigators reportedly uncovered around 20 depictions of child pornography stored on Daking’s computer.
A U.S. Magistrate Judge read Daking his charges in court on Friday. If convicted on the charge of possession of child pornography, Daking could face a statutory sentence of ten years behind bars. The transportation charge could land him a maximum statutory sentence of 20 years in prison, if convicted.
In other news, Jonathan Coleman and Billy Jean Jacques of Lake Worth, Florida were arrested Tuesday after they were accused of robbing a Delray Beach man at gunpoint, news sources say. Coleman, 20, and Jacques, 19, were booked into the Palm Beach County Main Detention Center on one charge of robbery with a firearm. Each suspects’ bail bond was set at $15,000. It is not yet known if they have retained legal representation.
Reports say the 26-year-old victim owns a cellphone store in Lantana. On a previous occasion, the victim had peaceful dealing with Jacques when he purchased a smart phone from the suspect. The exchange reportedly happened some weeks prior to the alleged robbery. On September 8, the victim reportedly got a phone call from Jacques, who was purportedly interested in selling the shop owner another cell phone. Eager for the business, the victim agreed; however, Jacques claimed he could not make it to the shop to complete the transaction due to vehicle troubles, reports say. Instead, the suspect asked the victim to meet him at his home in the Plantation Mobile Home Park off Lantana Road.
The victim responded to the address, reports say. When he arrived, Jacques reportedly climbed into the vehicle with him, at which point the victim claimed another man, later identified as Coleman, climbed in the back seat. Coleman, reports say, pointed a gun at the victim while Jacques ordered the man to hand over his belongings. The suspects made off with $2,000, reports indicate, which the victim had on his person with the intentions of depositing it into his bank account following the sale.
When the victim returned home, reports say he looked the suspects up on Facebook and found an incriminating photograph of one of the suspects flaunting cash with a descriptive title of “crime pays,” which may have aided in their arrest.