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Man charged with molesting child, taking photo

Police said he uploaded photo to Russian picture-sharing site
St. Petersburg police said they arrested Jesse Millis-Dwyer after Homeland Security detected him uploading a sexually explicit photo of a 12-year-old girl to a Russian photo-sharing site. [St. Pete]
St. Petersburg police said they arrested Jesse Millis-Dwyer after Homeland Security detected him uploading a sexually explicit photo of a 12-year-old girl to a Russian photo-sharing site. [St. Pete]
Published Dec. 7, 2019
Updated Dec. 7, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG - Detectives arrested a 25-year-old St. Petersburg man, Jesse Millis-Dwyer, after they said he snapped a sexual photo of a 12-year-old girl and posted it on a Russian photo-sharing site.

Homeland Security officials, who monitor such sites, notified St. Petersburg Police about where the photo originated, police said in a news release about Millis-Dwyer’s arrest.

When detectives visited Millis-Dwyer’s home at 3200 49th St. N Friday to question him about it, they found “explicit child pornography on his electronic devices,” the news release said.

Millis-Dwyer has now been charged with lewd and lascivious molestation, sexual battery on a child under age 12, sale or distribution to minors of harmful materials, unlawful use of a 2-way communication device and 11 counts of possession of child pornography. He remained in custody at the Pinellas County Jail on Saturday.

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