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Deputies: Gibsonton man showing off child porn images gets punched, then arrested

TAMPA — Showing off pictures of children engaged in sexual acts got a Gibsonton man punched and ultimately arrested, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

On Jan. 20, Lawrence Broviak, 45, of 12159 S U.S. 41, showed two witnesses photos from a folder called "My Album" on his cellphone, deputies said.

The images, which depicted children 12 and under in lewd acts and positions, including a 5-year-old engaged in oral sex, enraged one of the witnesses, who is a father.

He hit Broviak, the Sheriff's Office said, and authorities were called about 8 p.m. that day to U.S. 41 and Ohio Street to investigate. A second witness turned the phone over to authorities, and described the images Broviak had been showing, the Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies obtained a search warrant for the phone Saturday. Broviak was arrested Tuesday on 42 counts of possession of child pornography. He was being held in the Hillsborough County Jail without bail.

Jail records show that Broviak has been arrested in Hills­borough County more than a dozen times before, with charges ranging from auto theft to forging bank bills.

Deputies: Gibsonton man showing off child porn images gets punched, then arrested 01/31/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 10:50pm]
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