Neil Greenberg of Sunrise, Florida was arrested on April 15 for allegedly having sex with underage girls and recording the encounters. Police claim that he also operated a website that connected men with sex workers.
Greenberg, 60, is charged with multiple counts of possession of child pornography, promoting child pornography, unlawful sexual activity with minors, unlawful use of a communication device, and promoting sexual performance by a child. He is being held in Broward County’s Main Jail on more than $1 million bond. The press did not name an attorney for him.
According to the arrest report, police received information about a possible human trafficking case involving a missing 17-year-old girl in January. The girl had reportedly been communicating with Greenberg on Facebook. Transcripts of their chats indicate that Greenberg had paid the teen for sex.
Investigators confirmed that Greenberg was the owner of the Facebook account and used that information to obtain a search warrant. They searched his home in the 2300 block of NW 139th Avenue and found a memory card hidden in a safe in his bedroom, the report said.
The card contained 28 videos from 2017 that allegedly show Greenberg having sex with girls as young as 14 years old. Investigators found eight additional videos in another folder that were recorded in 2012 containing similar content. The card also contained a text file authored by Greenberg in 2013 that attempts to explain the videos, the report claims.
“These videos are kept here for the sole purpose that they may contain evidentiary value for me because of dialogue contained may prove useful. Since learning of (redacted)’s true age. I decided it would be better if I did not delete them but instead put them offline where I could get them if it every became necessary,” Greenberg wrote, according to the report.
Greenberg wrote that he never “knowingly” had sex with minors and he would happily take a lie detector test to prove it, the report indicates.
“It is not something I am interested in and never have been,” he wrote. “I have long maintained that I enjoy the company of young ladies, but 18 years old or older is just fine with me. They do not need to be any younger than that. I would gladly take a polygraph if necessary.”
Investigators also purportedly connected Greenberg to an escort service website that connected paying members with “independent escorts” through a private forum. Police believe there may be more victims and are asking anyone with information to come forward.
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