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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 6/11/2012 

 Operation Cyber Child Nets 38 Arrests 


 

From Friday, June 1st, through Sunday, June 10th, 2012, a total of 38 adult males were arrested and charged with traveling to meet a minor for sex and other crimes during Operation Cyber Child, an extensive undercover operation conducted by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, as the Central Florida Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Coordinator.  

The 10-day-long operation included detectives and agents from the following agencies: Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE); U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security; Casselberry P.D.; Hardee County S.O.; Lake County S.O.; Manatee County S.O.; Mt Dora P.D.; North Port P.D.; Ocoee P.D.; Orange County S.O.; Orlando P.D.;  Osceola County S.O.; Sarasota County S.O.; St. Petersburg P.D.; working in conjunction with members of the State Attorney’s Office along with Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution.  

This is the 9th such operation conducted by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the Central Florida ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) task force coordinator. 

During the operation, undercover detectives posted fictitious ads or profiles on various websites (such as Craigslist) posing as children, or as custodians of children. Despite the repeated warnings and media coverage of past operations, numerous men responded to the ads and then proceeded to chat online, email, text, and talk on the phone with the undercover detectives who posed as children online. The suspects solicited for sex acts, sent pornographic pictures and live web-cam images of themselves, and asked for nude photos of the children to be sent to them. Several of the men drove to the house to follow through with the promises made online to engage in sexual activity with the juveniles.  

Of significance is the arrest of 43-year-old Matthew Chillcott, who is a 5th grade teacher at Lawton Chiles Elementary School in Orlando, and who has been chatting online with an undercover Casselberry Police detective since January 2012. During this operation, he continued to chat with the detective, who was posing as a 14-year-old girl, and agreed to travel to the undercover location to have sex with the girl. In addition to being a teacher, he also told detectives he is a youth soccer coach. 

Detectives also arrested Registered Sex Offender 31-year-old Wilson Silva of Brooksville, who has been registered since 2001 out of Hernando County. Silva responded to a fictitious ad posted on Craigslist by an undercover Mount Dora Police detective posing as the stepmother of a 14-year-old girl. He offered to come to the undercover location to teach the girl how to have fun with sex.  

The following 38 suspects were arrested during Operation Cyber Child 

 

NAME

DOB

CITY, STATE

Allen, Steven

10/9/1982

Orlando, FL

Bandel, John

11/24/1978

Addison, IL

Bermudez, Luis

1/22/1966

Davenport, FL

Bouck, Jason

6/22/1975

Sherrill, NY

Carino, Casimiro

2/15/1987

Orlando, FL

Chillcott, Matthew

8/18/1968

Orlando, FL

Cintron, David

1/5/1987

Winter Garden, FL

Cook, David

1/5/1962

Lake Hamilton, FL

Corley, William

3/8/1975

Winter Garden, FL

Corti, Richard

2/1/1970

Maitland, FL

 

 

 

David, Anthony

8/12/1987

Tampa, FL

Exantus, Walter

7/31/1992

Fort Benning, GA

Falde, Larry

9/8/1965

Casselberry, FL

Franco, Justin

8/15/1991

Winter Springs, FL

Green, Richard

11/4/1979

Lakeland, FL

Jaime, Rueben

1/22/1986

Orlando, FL

Jekov, Christopher

6/30/1988

Deltona, FL

Kang, Dong-Kyu

8/13/1988

Unknown

Loewen, Ryan

3/16/1985

Melbourne, FL

Luna, Phil

10/23/1959

San Jose, CA

Luxcien, Jean Marc

1/22/1982

Orlando, FL

Maskalenko, Michael

6/8/1985

Orlando, FL

McCracken, Kenneth

4/23/1991

Titusville, FL

Ochoa, Antony

5/26/1979

Kissimmee, FL

Rivas, Joshua

12/28/1990

Poinciana, FL

Rosario, Javier

7/13/1963

Haines City, FL

Rosser, Collin

6/21/1989

Orlando, FL

Sanchez, Zleymen

11/16/1990

St. Cloud, FL

Santiago, Omee

8/25/1987

Kissimmee, FL

Silva, Wilson

5/29/1981

Brooksville, FL

Simmerman, Todd

5/1/1990

Titusville, FL

Thomas, Johnny

1/20/1984

Palmetto, FL

Unertl, Shaun

6/28/1991

Orlando, FL

Wells, Michael

10/23/1986

Altamonte Springs, FL