Date: January 31, 2003 "For Immediate Release"
To: News Media
From: Sheriff Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Media Contact:

Michal Shanley, 863 534-6631 or 819-0397 pager

Lakeland Man Arrested On 300 Counts Of Possession Of Child Pornography

Following an investigation by members of the Polk County Sheriff's Office Computer Crimes Unit, a Lakeland man was charged with 300 counts of Possession of Child Pornography.

Leroy Clifford Tallent, DOB 5/13/61, of 6535 Fernwood Drive in Lakeland, was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003, and charged with 300 counts of Possession of Sexual Performance by a Child.

During a Sheriff's Office investigation, detectives discovered 300 images of child pornography on the suspect's computer.

The bond amount for the 300 counts of Child Pornography is set at $300,000 ($1,000 per charge). The investigation is continuing.

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