Updated:WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. —
Agents have been able to identify nearly 100 children in a child porn collection kept by a Seminole County man for more than a decade.
Investigators said Kevin Reynolds of Winter Springs had ties to child pornography stretching all the way to Russia.
Reynolds struck a deal with prosecutors that will send him to prison for the next 15-30 years.
The 42-page plea agreement he signed shows he used Craigslist, online forums and anonymous email to find children for sex and to download child porn.
Investigators said he wired hundreds of dollars to Russia to have it personally produced for him.
In the end, investigators found him with more than 90 images and seven videos already known to authorities as exploited children.
This week, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi highlighted the troubling and growing problem, and how the state is cracking down.
“If they aren’t from this country they are still just as much a victim and need our help,” said Bondi.
Experts with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children are using the Child Victim Identification Program to find and save the dozens of known victims that they found in Reynolds child porn collection.
According to its website, the program “serves as a central repository in the U.S. for information relating to child victims depicted in sexually exploitive images and videos.”
Experts with the programs have joined forces with federal and state law enforcement agents to rescue the children.
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