On Thursday, February 5, 2015, PCSO undercover Computer Crimes detectives served two search warrants for peer-to-peer sharing of child pornography and arrested two men and charged each with Possession of Child Pornography (F-2) after identifying both through an investigation focusing on those who possess and distribute child pornography. These are two separate and unrelated investigations.
One search warrant was served at the home of Matthew Gregory Shiver, DOB 5/27/1982, 2415 Galloway Road North in Lakeland. There detectives seized computer equipment and interviewed Shiver, who told detectives during a post-Miranda interview that he has been downloading child pornography for over six years, and that he is attracted to teenaged girls. Detectives located 18 videos depicting children as young as three years of age and prepubescent juvenile females performing sex acts with adults. Shiver told detectives he works for TECO and is married. He told detectives he waits until his wife goes to work and then downloads the pornography, and deletes it when he is finished watching it. He was placed under arrest and booked into the Polk County Jail for three counts Possession of Child Pornography - Enhanced (F-2) and is being held on no bond until a first appearance hearing on February 6, 2015. He was previously arrested in Polk County in 2006 for Violation of Injunction for Protection. Further charges are pending the outcome of a forensic examination of the seized computer equipment.
Another search warrant was served at the home of Adam Douglas Murroni, DOB 11/13/1994, 7425 US Hwy 98 North lot #41 in Lakeland. There detectives seized computer equipment and a cell phone belonging to Murroni. During a post-Miranda interview, Murroni told detectives he used a file sharing application on his cell phone to download and view a video depicting two juvenile females engaged in a sex act with each other. Murroni told detectives he is a student at Polk State College and he lives with his grandmother. He was placed under arrest and booked into the Polk County Jail for one count Possession of Child Pornography - Enhanced (F-2) and is being held on no bond until a first appearance hearing on February 6, 2015. He has no previous arrests in Polk County. Further charges are pending the outcome of a forensic examination of the seized computer equipment and cell phone.
"We continue to issue warnings to those who victimize and traumatize children by downloading, possessing, and distributing child pornography. Some people just don't listen. Mark my words: we have no tolerance for child pornographers in our county, and when we identify those who prey upon children, we will put them in jail, period." - Sheriff Grady Judd