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apple-email-iphone-17663-300x200Miami-Dade firefighter Kevin Kerlin was formally indicted on felony charges this week after he allegedly solicited a minor through a series of sexual messages on social media.

Kerlin, 45, is being charged with unlawful use of a two-way communication device and solicitation of a minor.

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Miami-Dade police announced the arrest of ten people with ages that range from 14 years old to 57 years old on child pornography charges. The arrests were made as part of an investigation to fight the distribution and promotion of child pornography on the Internet.

Those arrested are an unnamed 14-year-old minor; Carlos Amasifuen, 18; Dinote Black, 19; Taylor Dansby, 21; James Chatelian, 23; Matthew Grenet, 23; Antonio Byrd, 28; Jorge Gomez-Hernandez, 33; Yenray Pereira, 37; and James Abravaya, 57.

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Ricardo Gonzalez of North Miami-Dade, Florida turned himself in on June 13 for his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run crash that killed Hilda Garcia.

Gonzalez, 25, faces charges of vehicular homicide, DUI manslaughter, attempting to tamper with physical evidence, and leaving the scene of a crash involving death. He was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. It is unclear if he has acquired an attorney.

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17-year-old Angel Lopez was fatally struck by a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) trooper while riding a bike in SW Miami-Dade.

The FHP trooper, who has been identified as Aliek Sierra, was driving west on Killian Parkway when he struck and killed the teen.

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Police have arrested Earl Lewis of Miami-Dade, Florida for allegedly crashing into Jose Eduardo Cepeda Luna, 57, and his son Eduardo Cepeda, 34, on the side of the Dolphin Expressway. Lewis then allegedly stole the car of one of the victims to escape.

Lewis, 32, faces charges for leaving the scene of a fatal accident, driving without a license, and grand-theft auto. He was booked into Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, where he is being held on $2 million bond. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.

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