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13-003 Detectives Arrest Suspect For Possession Of Child Pornography

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Crimes Against Children Unit

John Michael Kaneski (Arrested)
DOB: 08/07/1970
Address: 2164 Edythe Drive, Dunedin
Arrested for 10 counts possession sexual performance by a child

What:
Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit have arrested a suspect for 10 counts possession sexual performance by a child.

When:
The suspect was arrested on January 4, 2013.

Where:
The suspect was arrested at his place of residence listed above.

Why/How:
The arrest of the suspect is the result of an undercover internet investigation on individuals sharing and possessing child pornography. The investigation began on November 19, 2012.

Through their investigation detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit identified a potential suspect. Detectives obtained a search warrant; and said warrant was served at the  above listed residence in Dunedin.

The suspect, identified as John M. Kaneski was interviewed and admitted to downloading the child pornography found on his computer. The computer was found to contain multiple images and videos of children in the performance of sexual acts.

Kaneski was arrested without further incident and transported to the Pinellas County Jail. Additional charges may be pending.

Kaneski is a teacher of English as a second language at Cross Bayou Elementary School.

Anyone with information that may assist detectives in this investigation is asked to contact Detective Rich Heaton of the Crimes Against Children Unit at 727-582-6200.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is a member of the Central Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

The investigation continues.

 John M. Kaneski

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