Man, 37, arrested on child porn charges

Published: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 10:29 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 10:29 p.m.

A Gainesville man arrested Wednesday on allegations of possessing child pornography told an Alachua County Sheriff's Office detective that he used peer-to-peer software to view illegal videos.

Jeremy Michael Davis, 37, of 1000 SW 62nd Boulevard, was arrested after the Sheriff's Office conducted a search of his house Wednesday morning, according to an arrest report. A forensic preview, which isn't a complete search, of Davis' computer located a video that contained child pornography.

The Sheriff's Office obtained the search warrant after a detective downloaded child pornography from a source computer that was using the Internet at Davis' home, according to the report.

Davis spoke with a detective after he was read his Miranda rights, saying he had frequently used peer-to-peer software to download child pornography. He said he would delete the videos after watching them.

Davis told the detective he considered himself a "boy lover," meaning he has a sexual interest in young boys, and used search terms like "boys in underwear," "boys in bedroom," and "bibcam" to find videos of child pornography, according to the report.

By using peer-to-peer software in order to download such videos, Davis was knowingly distributing them to other people who wanted to download them, according to the report. He told the detective he had been using the software for more than a year.

He is charged with possession and distribution of child pornography, which are both third-degree felonies, according to the Alachua County jail website.

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