‘Operation Cyber Guardian’ nets 21 child porn arrests

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CAPE CORAL, Fla. ‚ÄĒ Authorities have made 21 arrests related to online sex crimes as part of a joint operation by the Cape Coral Police Department and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, both departments announced Tuesday morning.

“Operation Cyber Guardian,” which ran from June 13-19, targeted offenders who used computers to seduce, solicit and entice children into sexual activity. Six additional arrests are pending, officials said.

Investigators lured suspects to a southwest Cape Coral residence where they were apprehended upon arrival. One person traveled from Port St. Lucie, while another rode a bicycle from North Port, authorities said.

“As you heard them say, one individual traveled all the way from North Port, Florida, on a bicycle in sporadic rain, at times stopping to ask directions,” Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott said. “He was so committed to coming and having sex with an underage child. It shows the level and the depth of their perversion.”

Both departments did not allow reporters to ask questions about the operation, then provided heavily redacted reports for each arrest:

All 21 are facing charges of obscene communication for the use of a computer to seduce, solicit or a lure a child into an unlawful sexual act. Those arrested are as follows, with additional pending charges in parentheses, where applicable:

*After the initial arrest, charges were not brought by the state for some suspects.

  • Richard Brown, 33 (use of a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony)
  • Richard Desrosiers, 23¬†(obscene communication for traveling to meet a child after using a computer to lure that child)
  • Michael Drew, 44¬†(obscene communication for traveling to meet a child after using a computer to lure that child)
  • Douglas Feddersen, 64¬†(obscene communication for traveling to meet a child after using a computer to lure that child)
  • Dominique Felicetti, 28¬†(obscene communication for traveling to meet a child after using a computer to lure that child)
  • Jorge Gonzalez-Benavides, 26¬†(obscene communication for traveling to meet a child after using a computer to lure that child; possession of 20 grams or less of marijuana)
  • Fabian Grajales, 52¬†(obscene communication for traveling to meet a child after using a computer to lure that child)
  • Roger Gregory, 36¬†(obscene communication for traveling to meet a child after using a computer to lure that child)
  • Rodolfo Hernandez, 33 (obscene communication for traveling to meet a child after using a computer to lure that child)
  • Travis Holcomb, 26¬†(obscene communication for traveling to meet a child after using a computer to lure that child; violating probation)
  • Michael Hoyman, 23¬†(obscene communication for traveling to meet a child after using a computer to lure that child; cruelty toward a child for transmitting harmful information)
  • Franklin Klein, 72¬†(obscene communication for traveling to meet a child after using a computer to lure that child)
  • Serguei Korneev, 46¬†(obscene communication for traveling to meet a child after using a computer to lure that child)
  • John McEnroe IV, 22¬†(obscene communication for traveling to meet a child after using a computer to lure that child)
  • Kyle Narring, 22¬†(obscene communication for traveling to meet a child after using a computer to lure that child)
  • Paul Newport, 48¬†(obscene communication for traveling to meet a child after using a computer to lure that child)
  • Nilson Orozco, 19¬†(obscene communication for traveling to meet a child after using a computer to lure that child)
  • Samuel Ribel, 48
  • Bradley Vetter, 72¬†(obscene communication for traveling to meet a child after using a computer to lure that child)
  • Ian Wagoner, 25¬†(obscene communication for traveling to meet a child after using a computer to lure that child)
  • Additional Suspect (After arrest, the state did not file charges)

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