Deputy Press Secretary for U.S. Department of Homeland Security arrested on Polk charges
News date: April 4, 2006
Brian J. Doyle, DOB 4/7/50, the Deputy Press Secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Public Affairs in Washington, D.C., was arrested this evening at his residence in Silver Springs, Maryland, on 23 Polk County charges related to the use of a computer to seduce a child and transmitting harmful materials to a minor.
Doyle’s arrest is the result of a joint investigation by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, working with Florida’s 10th Judicial Circuit State Attorney Jerry Hill’s office, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Inspector General’s Office.
On March 12, 2006, Doyle contacted a 14-year-old girl whose profile was posted on the Internet, and initiated a sexually explicit conversation with her. The girl was actually an undercover Polk County Sheriff’s Computer Crimes detective. Doyle knew that the “girl” was 14 years old, and he told her who he was and that he worked for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. During future online chats, Doyle gave the undercover detective posing as a 14-year-old girl his office phone number and his
government-issued cell phone number, so that they could have telephone conversations, in addition to their online chatting. Doyle used the Internet to send hard-core pornographic movie clips to the “girl” and used the AOL Instant Messenger chat service to have explicit sexual conversations with “her.” The investigation revealed that the phone numbers given to the detective were in fact Doyle’s, and that the AOL account used was registered to Doyle. Doyle also sent photos of himself to the detective, which were not sexually explicit but did serve to further positively identify him.
On many occasions, Doyle instructed the “victim,” whom he believed to be a 14-year-old girl, to perform a sexual act while thinking of him, and described explicit and perverse sexual acts he wished to have with her, in addition to sending her numerous obscene .mpg files (digital movies). He also had sexually explicit telephone conversations with a detective posing as a child on his office line and cell phone. He attempted to seduce the “girl” during their online chats, encouraging her to purchase a web cam so that she could send graphic images of herself to him, and promised her that he would likewise send nude photos of himself. Many of the conversations he initiated with the “victim” are too
extraordinary and graphic for public release.
On March 27, 2006, Tenth Judicial Circuit (FL) Judge Neil Rodenberry viewed the pornographic movies in question and found probable cause to believe the material sent over the Internet by Doyle was Harmful to Minors, as defined by Florida State Statute 847.001(6). The next day, March 28th, 23 felony charges were direct-filed by Assistant State Attorney Brad Copley and a warrant for the arrest of Brian Doyle was signed by Judge J. Dale Durrance. The charges are as follows: 7 counts Use of a Computer to Seduce a Child, and 16 counts of Transmission of Harmful Material to a Minor.
Brian Doyle was taken into custody at 7:45 p.m. this evening at his residence by the Montgomery County Police Department and booked into the Montgomery County Jail on the Polk County charges, where he will await extradition to Polk County. Agents with the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General’s Office, the U.S. Secret Service, the Montgomery County Police, and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office also served a search warrant at his residence, during which they seized his home computer and other materials relative to this case.
“We will go after child predators, no matter where they live, to protect our innocent children,” says Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. “This investigation shows that the long arm of the law can reach anyone, anywhere, anytime, who tries to harm our youth. There is no question that Doyle believed that he was having these disgusting, obscene discussions, on-line and on the phone, with a young girl. His conduct is vile and inexcusable.”
Multi-agency investigation into armed robbery and double homicide - all four suspects in custody
News date: January 16, 2015
The Polk County Sheriff's Office, the Auburndale Police Department (APD), and the Haines City Police Department (HCPD) are conducting an investigation into an armed robbery and a double homicide, in Auburndale and Haines City. The following is a timeline of events:
Thursday, January 15, 2015:
5:34 p.m. - The PCSO Emergency Communications Center receives a call in reference to a shooting at 807 Derby Avenue in Auburndale; APD and PCSO respond; the house is vacant
5:46 p.m. - The PCSO Emergency Communications Center receives a silent alarm call indicating a robbery in progress at Cash America Pawn, located at 105 Havendale Blvd in Auburndale; APD and PCSO respond; suspect vehicle information is obtained - a red
5:59 p.m. - HCPD Officer Jeff Moore is in pursuit of the suspect vehicle and advises shots have been fired at his patrol car from the suspect vehicle; his vehicle is not struck by bullets
6:00 p.m. - HCPD Officer David Smith is also in pursuit of the suspect vehicle and advises shots have been fired at his patrol car; his car is struck by at least one round, which entered the rear door and narrowly missed his canine partner in the backseat
6:02 p.m. - Four suspects bail on foot from the suspect vehicle; 22-year-old Devonere "Devon" McCune, DOB 3/2/1992, of Haines City, is apprehended by PCSO canine team Deputy Sheriff Brett Hermelbracht and canine Turbo; he is medically treated for his bite
wounds; the other three suspects flee on foot
6:20 p.m. - PCSO ECC receives a call from resident on Astor Rd reporting suspicious activity at her neighbor's house in Haines City; APD, HCPD, and PCSO respond to 618 Astor Rd; a car suddenly bursts through closed garage door at the law enforcement officers; they open fire on the vehicle; 34-year-old Michael Gordon, DOB 2/15/1980, of Lakeland, is shot 4 times and apprehended by PCSO canine team D/S Hermelbracht and Turbo; his wounds are non-life-threatening
6:28 p.m. - Officers and deputies on-scene located two homicide victims in the house, identified as mother and daughter residents 72-year-old Patricia Moran and 51-year-old Deborah Royal Overnight: PCSO, HCPD, and APD maintain a perimeter around the Chanler Ridge subdivision, going door-to-door in a search for the two remaining at-large suspects.
Friday, January 16, 2015:
8:34 a.m. - The PCSO ECC receives a 9-1-1 call from a Haines City resident who lives on North Lee Jackson Hwy. She tells the dispatcher that she gets up at 5:00 a.m. every morning, and this morning she saw the news about the situation in Haines City. Just
before she called, she heard a knock on her door and someone saying, "Police." She opened her inner solid door and saw through the outer glass door an unknown black male wearing a white tank top and dark pants, who looked wet and bedraggled. He asked her to use her phone - she said no, shut the door, and called 9-1-1.
Before deputies were even dispatched to this call, law enforcement officers who were still maintaining the perimeter that was set up last night spotted the unknown black male walking through a backyard near the intersection of Kentucky and North Lee Jackson.
They ordered him to stop, and he complied. He tried to tell deputies he was riding four-wheelers in the woods all night with his cousin. He was positively identified as suspect Jovan Lamb, DOB 4/25/1985, of Haines City. During a more extensive search of the
area, deputies found suspect Terrell Williams, DOB 3/5/1985, of Haines City hiding under a tarp in a shed in the backyard of 1325 North Lee Jackson Hwy in Haines City. He was taken into custody without incident.
All four suspects have been booked into the Polk County Jail, and will have first appearance hearings via live video feed from the South County Jail at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, January 17, 2015.
CURRENT CHARGES FOR ALL FOUR SUSPECTS:
Devonere McCune, DOB 3/2/92, charged with: two counts Armed Robbery; one count Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery; three counts Attempted Murder on a LEO; one count Fleeing to Elude; one count Grand Theft
Michael Gordon, DOB 2/5/80, charged with: two counts 1st Degree Murder; one count Armed Burglary of a Dwelling; two counts Armed Robbery; one count Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery; three counts Attempted Murder on a LEO; two counts
Fleeing to Elude; one count Grand Theft Auto; one count Grand Theft
Jovan Lamb, DOB 4/25/85, charged with: two counts Armed Robbery; one count Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery; three counts Attempted Murder on a LEO; one count Fleeing to Elude; one count Grand Theft; one count Violation of Probation (Felony
Terrell Williams, DOB 3/5/85, charged with: two counts Armed Robbery; one count Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery; three counts Attempted Murder on a LEO; one count Fleeing to Elude; one count Grand Theft
CRIMINAL HISTORIES FOR ALL FOUR SUSPECTS:
11/27/04 - Arrested by HCPD - Disorderly conduct
8/12/06 - Arrested by HCPD - Grand theft
9/25/06 - Arrested by HCPD - Aid Runaway Juvenile
10/27/06 - Arrested by HCPD - Disorderly conduct
12/14/06 - Arrested by Lake Alfred PD - Battery on education employee, Disturbing the peace
5/1/09 - Arrested by PCSO - Robbery
11/10/09 - PCSO - Robbery
12/30/10 - PCSO - Armed Robbery, VOP
FL state prison: March 2010 - November 2010; April 2012 - September 2014
Released from prison on 9/11/14
Currently on probation for Robbery
10/13/94 - LPD - Agg Assault with weapon, Burglary
2/1/96 - PCSO - Battery on detention employee
7/11/96 - LPD - Cocaine Possession
5/12/97 - LPD - Cocaine Possession, Resisting Arrest
5/12/98 - LPD - Resisting Arrest, VOP, FTA
10/6/98 - PCSO - Resisting Arrest
11/21/98 - PCSO - Possession of Alcohol by Minor
12/22/98 - PCSO - Possession of Cocaine WITS
5/12/99 - PCSO - Possession of Controlled Substance Without Rx
9/1/99 - LPD - VOP
4/30/00 - LPD - Marijuana Possession, Giving False Info to LEO
6/6/00 - PCSO - VOP
5/23/01 - PCSO - Battery Domestic Violence
6/14/01 - PCSO - Battery DV, Resisting Arrest
8/8/01 - PCSO - Battery DV, VOP
10/29/01 - PCSO - VOP
8/10/02 - LPD - Resisting Arrest
8/16/02 - LPD - VOP
7/16/03 - LPD - DWLSR, Giving False ID to LEO
9/22/03 - Orange Co SO - Retail Theft
10/28/03 - LPD - Trespass
11/15/03 - LPD - Grand Theft, Resisting Arrest
11/24/03 - LPD - Trespass, Resisting Arrest
11/25/03 - PCSO - VOP
5/25/04 - PCSO - Agg Battery, Grand Theft, Resisting Arrest
9/13/14 - PCSO - Battery DV
10/21/14 - PCSO - Battery DV
FL state prison: September 2000 - December 2000; July 2005 - May 2014
10/9/00 - HCPD - Burglary, Larceny
3/8/01 - PCSO - Vehicle Theft, Burglary, Trespass, Resisting Arrest
5/16/01 - Davenport PD - Resisting Arrest, VOP
7/30/01 - Shoplifting
8/1/01 - HCPD - Armed Robbery
9/5/01 - PCSO - Armed Burglary, Robbery
3/12/02 - PCSO - Shoplifting, Larceny
4/14/02 - PCSO - VOP, Vehicle Theft, Burglary
10/19/02 - PCSO - Larceny, VOP
11/21/02 - PCSO - Fleeing to Elude, Resisting Arrest
1/24/07 - HCPD - Fleeing to Elude
5/1/14 - PCSO - Forgery, Altering Public Records, Criminal Mischief, Fleeing to Elude, Resisting Arrest, Burglary 12/1/14 - HCPD - VOP
FL state prison: March 2004 - September 2006; August 2007 - December 2013;
11/10/03 - PCSO - Possession Marijuana & Paraphernalia
12/3/03 - LPD - Resisting Arrest, Fleeing to Elude, Possession Cocaine & Marijuana, Destroy Evidence, Vehicle Theft, Loitering 11/20/04 - Orlando PD - Concealed Weapon, Possession Marijuana, Resisting Arrest, VOP
12/10/04 - PCSO - Weapons Offense
6/20/05 - PCSO - Perjury
10/13/05 - HCPD - Possession Hallucinogen & Marijuana
2/23/06 - PCSO - Perjury
9/4/07 - HCSO - Perjury
1/24/08 - HCSO - Possession Marijuana & Paraphernalia, Destroy Evidence, Obstruction of Justice
3/24/08 - FTA
5/24/08 - HCSO - Larceny
5/31/08 - PCSO - FTA
9/18/10 - Jax SO - Assault
6/11/12 - Lake Wales PD - Battery
7/25/12 - Orange County SO - FTA
10/20/12 - PCSO - FTA
12/19/12 - HCPD - Agg Assault, Agg Battery, Possession of Weapon by Convicted Felon
4/24/14 - Seminole Co SO - FTA
4/25/14 - PCSO - FTA, VOP
FL state prison: March 2005 - August 2005; June 2006 - September 2007
ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE, SENT ON JAN. 15, 2015:
Around 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, 2015, Auburndale P.D. and PCSO were dispatched to a robbery in progress at the Cash America Pawn located on Havendale Blvd. in Auburndale. After responding to the scene, officers and deputies obtained information about the suspect vehicle, described as a burgundy GMC SUV. The robbery suspects were described as three armed black males dressed in hoodies, with an additional black male suspect in a vehicle outside.
Shortly thereafter, the suspect vehicle was spotted by a Haines City P.D. officer heading eastbound on US 17/92 in Haines City. The HCPD officer engaged in a pursuit with the suspect vehicle. The suspects in the vehicle fired several shots at the HCPD patrol car -neither the car nor the officers were struck by any bullets. The suspect vehicle then crashed near Chanler Ridge subdivision, west of US 27 and north of US 17/92. All four suspects fled from the crashed car. One suspect was immediately apprehended by a PCSO K-9 team. The other three suspects fled on foot. A perimeter was set up, including officers and deputies from APD, HCPD, and PCSO.
Shortly thereafter, law enforcement received information from a resident that a house nearby hers had suspicious activity. Deputies and officers surrounded the house. A blue car then came barreling out of the garage straight at the deputies and officers, who
opened fire on the car. The car stopped and the one suspect inside the car was immediately taken into custody. He was shot and also bitten by a K-9. He has non-life threatening injuries. Law enforcement officers found two deceased adults in the home - they are both victims of homicide.
There are two suspects still at large, and they are to be considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS. All three agencies, including SWAT officers and K-9 teams, will be on the perimeter throughout the evening, searching for the suspects. Residents are urged to stay indoors and report any suspicious activity immediately by calling 9-1-1.
If you have any information about the robbery at the Cash America or these suspects' whereabouts, you can remain anonymous and receive a cash reward - you are urged to contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).
Pedophilia guide and grooming book author Philip Greaves arrested by PCSO
News date: December 20, 2010
Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, working with local law enforcement in Pueblo, Colorado, affected the arrest of Philip Greaves II (DOB 01.13.1963) of 623 E. 2nd Street, Pueblo, Colorado on a Polk County (Florida) Felony Warrant. Greaves has
been charged with Distribution of Obscene Material Depicting Minors Engaged in Conduct Harmful to Minors (Florida Statute 847.011(1)(C)). The offense is a 3rd degree felony. Polk County authorities are seeking extradition of Greaves to Florida.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office, working with the State Attorney’s Office for Florida’s 10th Judicial Circuit (Jerry Hill, State Attorney), obtained a felony warrant for Greaves’ arrest based upon Greaves’ sale and mailing (distribution) of his pedophilia advocacy,
training, grooming, and guide book to a Polk County Sheriff’s Office detective. The book contains two graphic stories depicting an adult engaged in sex acts with children, specifically describing adult genital contact and oral penetration with a 9-year-old boy and with a 13-year-old boy. The book also defends, advocates, and trains adults regarding illegal sex acts between adults and children.
After Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives and State Attorney’s Office lawyers became aware of this pedophilia training material, undercover detectives contacted Greaves and offered to purchase his book. Greaves mailed what he referred to as his own personal
copy of his book, signed, after being paid $50, to an address in Lakeland, Florida, within the jurisdiction of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Detectives and attorneys reviewed the book, presented the material to Polk County Judge J. Michael McCarthy, who found probable cause that Greaves distributed obscene material depicting minors engaged in activities harmful to minors. Judge McCarthy issued a Polk County Warrant for Greaves’ arrest, indicating a bond of $15,000 pending first appearance in the Florida 10th Judicial Circuit jurisdiction.
Detectives traveled to Pueblo, Colorado, worked with the Pueblo Police Department, and were present when Greaves was taken into custody. He is being booked into the Pueblo County Jail in Pueblo, Colorado.
Excerpts from “The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure; A Child-lover’s Code of Conduct,” by Phillip R. Greaves II, Copyright 2010:
· “Pedophiles feel great affection for their young partners, and do everything possible to avoid causing them any pain. Because of this, pedosexuals never practice intercourse with juveniles under thirteen, and usually not before sixteen.” Context: Greaves was defending pedophiles and attempts to distinguish acceptable acts against different aged children.
· “Pedophiles, we must remember, care for and befriend their young lovers. They are concerned for the wellbeing and pleasure of their little friends, always putting the juvenile’s pleasure and happiness first.” Context: Greaves attempts to differentiate between pedophiles who “care for” children and pedophiles who “rape” children.
· “The actual meaning of the word molestation, however, is to bother, pester and/or annoy someone after they have refused some unwanted attention or another. Even in a sexual context, bothering someone should be nothing more serious than a
misdemeanor.” Context: Greaves minimizes child molestation and advocates for lesser or no penalties for pedophilia.
· “The upcoming accounts describe fairly brief encounters between pedosexuals and young boys. Of the accounts presented, the first one describes the long relationship of two or three months, with only two sexual encounters during this time. The second relates a much shorter friendship, of about two weeks, with the same number of sexual engagements. While such brief, sexual events may actually be ideal for the hit-n-split pedosexual, many would prefer to find an agreeable youngster and just grow older with it and maybe even marry. The hit-n-split technique is a defensive measure intended to reduce the risk of discovery and prosecution, as is the pedosexual’s practice of being on a first-name-only basis with its juvenile, sexual partner(s).” Context: The quote is related to two stories of sex acts between adults and two boys, ages thirteen and nine—both stories involve sexual contact between an adult and a child including obscene acts involving physical contact. Greaves claims the stories are “90% factual…minor embellishments have been added, however, to protect the identities of the people involved and to give a more complete view of pedophilia and the child lover.”
· “If both partners are disease free, then it is unnecessary for either to take any preventative measures during sex, or to be concerned regarding any bodily fluids, or their exchange. When precautions are needed, however, standard condoms go a long way. Unfortunately, they are much too big to fit boys younger than thirteen. Luckily, there is a product that is identical to the adult condom, in almost every way, which will do the trick. Latex, finger coits (sic), intended to protect finger cuts from becoming
infected, can provide the same level of protection as the adult latex sheath. They come in three sizes, small, medium, and large, one of which is sure to fit any child under thirteen.” Context: Greaves says that protection during sex with children is unnecessary “if both partners are disease free,” but advocates the use of finger cots and condoms “when precautions are needed.”
· “Understand your [child/juvenile] partner’s physical, emotional, and intellectual limitations, and honor them always: [a] No penetration of anyone under thirteen, either vaginally or anally. [b] Fellatio may not be solicited from anyone under sixteen, but
licking, mouthing, and cunnilingus may be invited, encouraged, and enjoyed.
Source and Media References Related To Pedophilia Training Book Media Sources: The tongue and lips may go wherever they please (as tolerated by the child), but no frenching. [c] Necking may lead to discovery and trouble, it is, therefore, discouraged.” Context: These are a part of “standards of conduct” for pedophiles that Greaves advocates. They come after the four “guiding principles” that Greaves recommends that describe for a pedophile how to groom a child sex victim. In this quote Greaves gives specific advice on what to do and what not to do in order to avoid detection and to maintain a sexual relationship with a child. These “standards” are followed by the following quote in bold: “Do not imagine that you have been given a mere code of ethics. Instead, consider that the nectar of love has been given from the hand of compassion and grace.”
Excerpt from Florida Statute 847.011 Prohibition of certain acts in connection with obscene, lewd, etc., materials; penalty:
(1)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (c), any person who knowingly sells, lends, gives away, distributes, transmits, shows, or transmutes, or offers to sell, lend, give away, distribute, transmit, show, or transmute, or has in his or her possession, custody, or control with intent to sell, lend, give away, distribute, transmit, show, transmute, or advertise in any manner, any obscene book, magazine, periodical, pamphlet, newspaper, comic book, story paper, written or printed story or article, writing, paper, card, picture, drawing, photograph, motion picture film, figure, image, phonograph record, or wire or tape or other recording, or any written, printed, or recorded matter of any such character which may or may not require mechanical or other means to be transmuted into auditory, visual, or sensory representations of such character, or any article or instrument for obscene use, or purporting to be for obscene use or purpose; or who knowingly designs, copies, draws, photographs, poses for, writes, prints, publishes, or in any manner whatsoever manufactures or prepares any such material, matter, article, or thing of any such character; or who knowingly writes, prints, publishes, or utters, or causes to be written, printed, published, or uttered, any advertisement or notice of any kind, giving information, directly or indirectly, stating, or purporting to state, where, how, of whom, or by what means any, or what purports to be any, such material, matter, article, or thing of any such character can be purchased, obtained, or had; or who in any manner knowingly hires, employs, uses, or permits any person knowingly to do or assist in doing any act or thing mentioned above, commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. A person who, after having been convicted of a violation of this subsection, thereafter violates any of its provisions, commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(b) The knowing possession by any person of three or more identical or similar materials, matters, articles, or things coming within the provisions of paragraph (a) is prima facie evidence of the violation of the paragraph.
(c) A person who commits a violation of paragraph (a) or subsection (2) which is based on materials that depict a minor engaged in any act or conduct that is harmful to minors commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(d) A person’s ignorance of a minor’s age, a minor’s misrepresentation of his or her age, a bona fide belief of a minor’s age, or a minor’s consent may not be raised as a defense in a prosecution for one or more violations of paragraph (a) or subsection (2).
(2) Except as provided in paragraph (1)(c), a person who knowingly has in his or her possession, custody, or control any obscene book, magazine, periodical, pamphlet, newspaper, comic book, story paper, written or printed story or article, writing, paper, card, picture, drawing, photograph, motion picture film, film, any sticker, decal, emblem or other device attached to a motor vehicle containing obscene descriptions, photographs, or depictions, any figure, image, phonograph record, or wire or tape or other recording, or any written, printed, or recorded matter of any such character which may or may not require mechanical or other means to be transmuted into auditory, visual, or sensory representations of such character, or any article or instrument for obscene use, or purporting to be for obscene use or purpose, without intent to sell, lend, give away, distribute, transmit, show, transmute, or advertise the same, commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. A person who, after having been convicted of violating this subsection, thereafter violates any of its provisions commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. In any prosecution for such possession, it is not necessary to allege or prove the absence of such intent.