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Deputies Charge Seminole Man with Multiple Child-Porn-Related Crimes

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Pinellas deputies say the man was arrested when he arrived to meet and have sex with someone he thought was a 14-year-old boy.

SEMINOLE – Pinellas County sheriff’s deputies say they arrested and charged a Seminole man Tuesday (March 3) who posted more than 80 child porn pictures online.

Arrested was Michael Frontz, 27, of 10072 84th St. N in Seminole. Frontz was charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography, five counts of transmission of material harmful to a minor by electronic device, certain use of computer services prohibited (seduction) and traveling to meet a minor, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff.

In late 2013 detectives assigned to the Special Victims Unit say they received a tip regarding someone who was posting child porn images on Twitter. Detectives say at the time they were unable to substantiate the information.

During the last week of February 2015, detectives received a similar tip. Through their investigation, detectives determined the suspect was posting information on Twitter in which he was referring followers to a Kik account which contained child porn photos. Detectives say that person was Frontz and that he posted more than 80 child porn images.

During their continuing online investigation, detectives say they established rapport with Frontz who arranged to meet with “a 14 year-old male” for the purpose of engaging him in sexual activity. Detectives arrested Frontz on Tuesday (March 3) at the established meeting location in Pinellas County. He was taken to the Pinellas County Jail.

Detectives say they were able to determine that Frontz was the alleged suspect in the original tip received in late 2013. The investigation continues. For information, see pcsoweb.com.

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