ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Investigators are trying to determine whether
an Orange County man accused of trying to solicit dozens of young girls for sex on the Internet has any more victims.
Officials said Slavinski worked as a computer programmer for a local hospice. He's accused of sending 27,000 instant messages to young teenage girls in the hopes of luring them into sex.
"He's been chatting online and sending pornographic materials to juvenile females over the last several years. We believe many reside in the state of Florida," said Susie Murphy, a spokeswoman with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Agents said the married man conducted regular chats with at least 40 underage girls online.
"Slavinski has solicited to engage in sexual activity, tried to arrange a meeting, and on one occasion, displayed himself on a webcam performing a sexual act," said Murphy.
Agents arrested Slavinski last week and served a search warrant on his Apopka home, taking away computers and hard drives that have so far turned up evidence suggesting Slavinski may have sought out young girls for years.
Agents have identified three victims in central Florida: two 14-year-olds and one 17-year-old.
"I was in total shock. It's very sad that something like this has happened. I just hope they get to the bottom of this and find out the truth of what's happened," said Slavinski's neighbor, Donna Yberg.
Slavinski has lived in Apopka for a year or so, but before that he lived in Longwood.
Investigators told WFTV they want to take a closer look at Slavinski's former neighborhood in Longwood.
WFTV found out Slavinski had gotten to know at least one neighbor through a church group run by Slavinski's mother.
"Everything seemed normal," said neighbor Kyle Davis.
Davis attended the group and also lived next door to Slavinski for a number of years. But he and his father said nothing would have led them to suspect that Slavinski was downloading child pornography and victimizing dozens of young girls online as agents said.
"He was a good neighbor, friendly all the time, waved, had a few conversations with him and everything was fine," said neighbor Jeff Davis.
Agents are interested in talking with parents of teenagers who may have known him during that time.
The investigation began when South Carolina authorities contacted agents about one teenager's computer chat.