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St. Petersburg man arrested for child molestation, child pornography, police say

Posted at 11:50 AM, Dec 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-07 11:55:50-05

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — St. Pete detectives arrested a 25-year-old man for child molestation and child pornography on Friday.

Police said Jesse Millis-Dwyer sexually molested a child under the age of 12. The suspect and the victim know each other.

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Millis-Dwyer took a photo of the victim and uploaded it to a Russian photo sharing site.

Homeland Security Investigators notified St. Pete police that the photo originated from a computer nearby. Detectives then went to the address and questioned Millis-Dwyer.

Investigators also found explicit child pornography on his electronic devices.

He faces charged of lewd and lascivious molestation, sexual battery on a child less than 12, 11 counts of possession of child porn, unlawful use of a 2-way communication device and sale or distribution to minors or using minors in production prohibited.