Driver accused of exposing himself to kids
Clearwater police have arrested a man who they say exposed and fondled himself while driving in his car next to school buses twice this week. Christen Meyer, 36, of Safety Harbor faces two felony charges of lewd and lascivious exhibition. His bail was set at $20,000. According to police, the incidents occurred at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday and at 9:15 a.m. Thursday. On Wednesday, a female victim reported that a man driving next to her bus had exposed and fondled himself. A day later, several students told their bus driver that a man had done the same thing. A victim provided a detailed vehicle description, which led to the identification of the suspect and his arrest, police spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts said. Meyer was arrested Thursday without incident.
Bail set at $200,000 in child porn case
Bail was set at $200,000 during the first appearance Friday of a Safety Harbor man charged with possessing child pornography. James Neil Saxon, a 55-year-old employee at Clearwater's Aerosonic Corp., was arrested Thursday afternoon after investigators with the Attorney General's Tampa CyberCrime Task Force and the Central Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force searched through his computer equipment at work. He faces 20 counts of child pornography possession. Under the CyberCrimes Against Children Act, the charge is a second-degree felony. Authorities say Saxon's activity was discovered when CyberCrime investigators located images during a routine undercover investigation. They traced the images to a computer that Saxon used at Aerosonic, a company at 1212 N Hercules Ave. that manufactures aviation instrumentation and avionics equipment. Saxon is being held at the Pinellas County Jail.
Man charged with vehicular homicide
Pinellas County deputies this week arrested a Dunedin man who they believe was driving his motorcycle at 96 mph when he slammed into another car and killed an elderly man last year. Johnathan J. Cantlon, 31, faces charges of vehicular homicide and driving with a suspended license. He was released on $26,000 bail. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Cantlon was driving south on County Road 1 in Palm Harbor on April 8, 2008, when he hit a car driven by 81-year-old George Allen of Palm Harbor. Witnesses told authorities that Cantlon made several lane changes and was weaving around other cars before colliding with the driver's side of Allen's vehicle. Allen died of injuries he suffered in the crash.
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