HOLT, Fla., May 21, 2020—A Holt man was one of five who were arrested for possession of child pornography by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office May 20-21.
Arrested today was Curtis Glen Jordan, 49. He was charged with 30 counts of possession of child pornography, third-degree felonies.
More than 4,000 images/videos of child pornography of victims as young as 3 years old were recovered, according to the arrest report.
Members of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Cyber Crimes Unit combined efforts with school resource officers in an effort to combat child pornography crime.
School resource officers provided personnel to execute search warrants produced by the many hours of investigative work the Cyber Crimes Unit had already invested, according to an OCSO news release.
In the early part of this month, five separate search warrants were executed at residences throughout Okaloosa County.
On Oct. 30, 2019, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a cyber tip from Microsoft that a number of images had been scanned of Microsoft’s search engine BingImage, according to the arrest report.
Members of the Cyber Crimes Unit viewed the images and determined them to be child sexual abuse material.
A public records check verified the internet protocol address was in Okaloosa County.
The state attorney’s office issued a subpoena April 3 to CenturyLink for account holder information of the IP address from the October 2019 event and a search warrant was executed May 7 at the address provided.
Once on site, OCSO discovered a camper trailer located on the property where Jordan lived, separate from the main residence. Jordan shared internet and utilities with the main residence.
The search warrant was amended to include the trailer and a number of electronic devices were seized from Jordan’s trailer.
A forensic review uncovered more than 800 images of child sexual abuse material, according to the arrest report.
As a result of the findings, Jordan was taken into custody today.
Also arrested on similar charges throughout Okaloosa County were:
- Talon Coy Gamblin, 20, of Crestview is charged with 20 counts of possession of child pornography, transmission of child pornography and use of a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony. Sixty-four images/videos of child pornography were recovered of victims as young as age 7.
- Christopher Jason Howard, 30, of Crestview, was the only one of the five arrested May 20. He is charged with 20 counts of possession of child pornography. Fifty-four images/videos of child pornography of victims as young as 4 years old were recovered.
- John Edward Peloquin, 56, of Shalimar is charged with 15 counts of possession of child pornography. Fifteen images/videos of child pornography were recovered of victims as young as 5 years old.
- Michael James Wilson, 18, of Shalimar is charged with 25 counts of possession of child pornography. More than 2,000 images/videos of child pornography were recovered of victims as young as age 2.
In all five cases, tips were provided to the NCMEC from Microsoft, Google and/or DropBox about possible child pornography being shared, uploaded, manufactured or scanned into different systems across the internet.
According to its website, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is the nation’s clearinghouse and comprehensive reporting center for all issues related to the prevention of and recovery from child victimization and helps lead the fight against abduction, abuse and exploitation.