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Kevin Macek of Pompano Beach, Florida Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Kevin-Macek-234x300Kevin Macek of Pompano Beach, Florida was arrested on Monday morning for allegedly sending pornographic images of children and encouraging sex acts on underage children during webcam shows.

Macek. 41, faces 11 counts, including solicitation of a child and possession and transmission of a child porn. It is unclear if he has acquired legal representation.

According to the arrest report, a Broward Sheriff’s Office task force that fights internet crimes against children was contacted by an internet provider (ISP) in May about a user was sharing child porn images through a messaging service.

The user had reportedly sent four pictures of children between the ages of 3 and 14 posing in a sexual manner while exposing their private parts. The ISP sent investigators the user’s unique IP address to help them locate the computer that was used to send the images.

Investigators tracked the computer’s location to Macek’s home on North Riverside Drive; they obtained a warrant and placed him under arrest. Macek allegedly admitted to sending the images and also said he encouraged another man, identified only as “David,” to perform sexual acts on camera with a three-year-old girl while he watched. “David” and his wife were reportedly arrested on June 27. Their full identities have not yet been released by news sources.

Police searched Macek’s home and purportedly found a phone that contained three videos depicting girls as young as 11 in the nude performing sexual acts on themselves or being sexual assaulted by an adult man.

Another child porn case was reported in Palm Beach County last week. Palm Beach County sheriff’s office deputy Adam W. Godbey was arrested on June 28 after detectives reportedly found more than 30 pictures and videos of underage girls and boys performing sex acts on his phone and computer.

Adam-Godbey.jpgAccording to the arrest report, investigators were tipped off by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about someone who was uploading child pornography to a website. Investigators were provided with the IP address of the user’s computer and that led them to Godbey’s place of residence.

Police reportedly found a phone and a laptop “hidden on the top of a kitchen cabinet” when they searched his home. The devices contained more than 30 pictures and videos of child porn, sources say. Godbey allegedly admitted that he owned the devices.

Godbey has worked for the sheriff’s office since 2013. He has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the investigation. PBSO said the following statement about the incident:

“The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office holds its employees to the highest standards and never forgets about its duty to preserve the public’s trust. Unfortunately sometimes an employee makes a bad decision which leads to misconduct. This misconduct was reported, investigated and determined to be criminal in nature, resulting in charges.”

Possession of child pornography is a third-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison, fines, and lifetime registration on the sex offender registry. Production of child pornography carries the heaviest penalties and is a first-degree penalty punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

Sex crimes can carry life-changing consequences, which is why an offender should hire an experienced and skilled attorney to push for the best possible outcome on their behalf.

Sources: 7.11.17 Kevin Macek of Pompano Beach Arrested on Child Porn Charges.pdf