Police Briefs 1/11/18

Clay County Sheriff's Office
Posted 1/10/18

Woman charged with child pornographyGREEN COVE SPRINGS – An Orange Park woman turned herself in on an active warrant that had been issued for her arrest for possession of child pornography. The …

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Police Briefs 1/11/18

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Woman charged with child pornography

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – An Orange Park woman turned herself in on an active warrant that had been issued for her arrest for possession of child pornography.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kaylee Cieara Wilson, 22, after she came to the sheriff’s office headquarters on Jan. 4 to turn herself in.

A warrant for Wilson’s arrest had been issued on Jan. 3 after officers received a tip from a social media site where Wilson had uploaded an image of an adult male having sexual intercourse with an underage female victim in October of last year.

Wilson was transported to the Clay County Jail following her arrest and faces a felony charge for possession of child pornography. She has been released since her arrest.

Axe threat ends in arrest

MIDDLEBURG – A Middleburg man was arrested after allegedly threatening two other men with an axe outside his home.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jared Benjamin Wagner, 42, on Jan. 7 after responding to a disturbance call in the 3000 block of County Road 220. Police found Wagner to had threatened two men.

According to the report, Wagner’s wife had been at a friend’s house and became heavily intoxicated. Police said she had friends take her back to the home she shares with Wagner and his brother. After returning the woman to her house, Wagner approached the two men and started yelling and cursing at them before picking up a nearby axe, said the police report.

Police said Wagner walked toward the men with the axe in his hands before raising the axe and throwing it back toward his residence. According to the report, both men feared for their lives.

Wagner was arrested and transported to the Clay County Jail. He faces two felony charges for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and has been released from the jail on bond.

Drunken assault results in felony charge

ORANGE PARK – An Orange Park woman was arrested after allegedly assaulting her boyfriend and a young girl while intoxicated.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Lisa Heather Sapp, 42, on Jan. 3 after responding to a domestic disturbance call at her home in the 400 block of Sigsbee Road near Orange Park town limits.

Sapp and her boyfriend had been drinking and began arguing about their relationship, according to the report. Sapp then hit the man in the face with a closed fist and threw a cigarette into his face before a young girl in the home tried to stop Sapp, police said. Sapp then targeted the girl, eventually biting her finger and ripping out a chunk of hair before Sapp’s boyfriend could separate the two. The girl and the boyfriend then removed Sapp from the house and locked the door. Sapp threw things at the door and begged the two not to call the police.

Sapp was transported to the Clay County Jail and faces a felony for child abuse and a misdemeanor for domestic battery. Sapp has been released since her arrest.

Police make child abuse arrest

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS – A Keystone Heights man was arrested after allegedly assaulting a child in his home.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested Terry Edward Sorensen, 62, on Jan. 3 after responding to a 911 hang up call.

According to the report, Sorensen became angry with a child in his home in the 7000 block of Twin Lakes Road when the boy had left something on the counter. Sorensen made him put the item away and then pushed the victim on to the ground, police said.

Sorensen then knelt onto the victim’s abdomen and began punching and slamming his head into the floor, in addition to choking the boy. The victim then threatened Sorensen with a screwdriver he had in his pocket before Sorensen would stop.

Sorensen was taken to the Clay County Jail following his arrest and will face a felony charge for child abuse. He has since been released from jail.

Middleburg man part of federal child sex sting

TAMPA – Federal authorities have lodged more than 1,000 child exploitation charges against individuals in the Middle District of Florida, including a Middleburg man.

Andrew Ryan Leslie, 22, of Middleburg, is set for sentencing on January 30 in U.S. District court in Jacksonville. He faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 15 years, up to 60 years, in federal prison.

Leslie was an information technology specialist and part-time babysitter in Middleburg. During an investigation by ICE-HSI into websites known to host images and videos depicting child pornography, Leslie was identified as a member of one of the sites.

When law enforcement officers executed a federal search warrant at his home, Leslie had a two-year-old child in bed with him, who the agents then rescued. A digital camera located next to Leslie’s bed had an SD card containing a series of images depicting Leslie engaged in sexual acts with two different children. Several of the images were of the child that had been in bed with Leslie that morning.

Other images depicted a different child, who was less than a year old, being sexually abused by Leslie. Forensic analyses of Leslie’s other digital media items revealed that he had produced, received, distributed and possessed numerous images and videos depicting child pornography. Last October, Leslie pleaded guilty to two counts of producing child pornography.

“Child predators are using more cunning and persuasive techniques and technologies to lure and exploit innocent children,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Muldrow. “The individuals who prey upon children are becoming bolder and more violent and must be stopped. As a community, we also must educate ourselves and raise awareness on how to best protect our children against these threats. We are thankful to the men and women who investigate, prosecute, and seek justice for these victims.”

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