Man arrested on 126 sex charges


Published: Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 7:05 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 7:05 a.m.

DANBURY, Conn. - A Connecticut man already in custody in Florida on 126 charges in an Internet sex case is now facing an additional 450 counts of child pornography.

Authorities in Florida say 46-year-old Leonard Shuster was arrested in Orlando last month on his way to what he thought was a sexual encounter with a young girl and her mother.

Police say the married father of three actually had been chatting on the Internet with detectives posing as the woman.

Police say the new charges, filed while Shuster remains in a Florida jail, stem from sexual images and movies of children found on a portable data storage device belonging to Shuster.

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