• Suspected child predator jailed on 12 new sex-crime charges


    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - A suspected child sex predator from Longwood is facing new charges, investigators said Thursday.

    Justin Slavinski, 32, was arrested after South Carolina authorities told Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents about one teenager's computer chat with Slavinski.

    That investigation led agents in Florida to evidence and now Slavinski is facing 12 new sex-crime charges.

    He's been back and forth between the jail in South Carolina and the Seminole County Jail.

    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.

    "On a scale of one to 10 -- one being the worst predator out there -- anybody that is very aggressive in seeking out a juvenile to make physical contact is a one to me," said FDLE special agent Jeff Duncan. "That's him."

    In September, agents served a search warrant on his Apopka home, where they removed computers and hard drives, which have so far turned up evidence that suggested Slavinski may have sought out young girls for years.

    FDLE said they found 20,000 chat messages on his computer, with young girls between the ages of 14 and 16, trading naked photos with them.

    "Being very aggressive, Mr. Slavinski would entice these juvenile victims, females, to send explicit photos of themselves to him. And in return, he would do the same," said Duncan.

    FDLE agents said they've identified five victims in Florida, but they expect that number to increase.

    Agents said there could be more than 100 victims in multiple states and as far away as Canada. Agents are also checking with an Altamonte Springs church, where Slavinski may have been involved with a youth group.

    Slavinski is being held in the Seminole County Jail without bail.

    Slavnski will face a judge next week.

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