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PCSO Arrests Lake Wales Man for Child Pornography, Aggressive Pursuit of a 10-year-old Girl


Last updated 6/24/2020 at 12:14pm


Suspect Simon "Pete" Anderson

The Polk County Sheriff's Office arrested a 19-year-old Lake Wales man on Tuesday, June 16 after an investigation showed that he manipulated, threatened, and extorted a 10-year-old girl into sending him nude images of herself.

Simon "Pete" Anderson is accused of using the social-media platform Facebook to communicate with the victim, and he admitted to knowing the girl's age. The investigation began on April 30 when a parent of another child was told that Anderson was sending the girl photos of his penis.

"As a parent, this kind of a story has got to break your heart, scare you, and make yo...

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