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.