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Deputies: Port Richey man with child porn conviction should've skipped Halloween

PORT RICHEY

Convict is arrested after Halloween visit

Kevin Stowell, 54, was convicted last year of possessing child pornography. According to his probation agreement, he was supposed to stay at home on Halloween. But deputies say they found him at another house where people were handing out candy to trick-or-treaters.

Stowell's probation officer checked for him at the Travel Inn Motel at 7532 U.S. 19, where he lives, a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report says. The probation officer tracked Stowell's GPS monitoring device to find him at a friend's house, 7214 Robstown Drive in Port Richey, where people were "participating in Halloween activities and handing out candy." Records indicate that was also the home where Stowell was living when he was arrested on child porn charges.

According to the report, Stowell told his probation officer "he was aware of this and should have returned home upon knowing there were trick-or-treaters coming to the home."

Deputies arrested Stowell the next day on a charge of violating his probation. He remained at the Land O'Lakes jail on Friday.

Deputies: Port Richey man with child porn conviction should've skipped Halloween 11/02/12 [Last modified: Friday, November 2, 2012 7:11pm]
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