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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

09/08/2022

LAKE SHERIFF'S CYBER CRIMES DETECTIVES ARREST SIX IN UNDERCOVER OPERATION

Detectives assigned to the Lake County sheriff’s Cyber Crimes Unit recently concluded a 4-day operation targeting subjects online attempting to meet children for sexual activity. The investigation, dubbed Operation Welcome to Detention, resulted in six arrests for various sex-related crimes.

Detectives conducted the operation August 24-27, during which time they posed online as either a 13- or 14-year-old child. The subjects traveled to the predetermined location with the intent to have sex with whom they thought was the child and were taken into custody upon arrival. All suspects were arrested without incident.

This operation would not have been possible without the cooperation and support from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and other member agencies of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Arrested:

Marcos Anthony De La Cruz
Roberto Carlos Rolon Otero
Joshwa Manuel Montalvo Mercado
Dave Andrew Soares
Pedro Hernandez Ortiz
Cristobal Tyrone Jones II

Booking photos are attached (click on camera icon below).

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Released by John Herrell

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