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Former Wiregrass Ranch student is second arrested in child porn charges

Jose Sailor turned himself in to face charges of distributing child pornography.

Pasco County Sheriff’s Office

Jose Sailor turned himself in to face charges of distributing child pornography.

LAND O'LAKES — After almost four months with a warrant over him on charges of distributing child pornography, detectives say Jose Sailor, 18, turned himself in Thursday at the Land O'Lakes jail.

He is accused of posting a photo to Twitter in July of two teens engaged in oral sex.

The incident became public in May when a 15-year-old Wiregrass Ranch High student was arrested on charges of possessing the photo, though detectives say she distributed it, too.

The girl, who is not being named because of her age, took the photo of a 14-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy "months before" she distributed it, said Detective William Lindsey.

The distribution was out of vengeance, but Lindsey said he was not sure what sparked the girls' falling out.

Though the 15-year-old girl produced, possessed and distributed the photo, he said, she was charged only with possession — the least serious of the three.

One of the people who managed to get the photo was Sailor, a former Wiregrass Ranch High student, detectives say.

After the photo went to Twitter, the Sheriff's Office contacted the website to have it taken down and put out a warrant for Sailor's arrest. But his family wouldn't cooperate, said Sgt. Zak Arey of the sheriff's sex offender and victim advocate units.

The Sheriff's Office posted Sailor's photo as its fugitive of the day early this week. Tips on his location poured into the page's comments section. Then came a message from Sailor wanting to know where to turn himself in.

"He felt the intensity and the pressure of everybody knowing what was going on," Arey said.

Sailor, of Tampa, arrived at the jail Thursday morning. He was booked on a charge of transmitting child pornography. He was in jail Friday in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Former Wiregrass Ranch student is second arrested in child porn charges 11/01/13 [Last modified: Friday, November 1, 2013 8:43pm]
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