9 arrested in Polk County, Florida, child porn sting

Daniel Dunfee
Daniel Dunfee

Recently the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested 9 men in a child porn sting. Those arrested were…

Daniel Dunfee, 21
James Crawford, 34
Arthur F. Lee, 55
Steven Rivera, 26
Santos Palacios, 29
Eric Reynolds, 32
Roger Coulson, 63
William Humphrey, 24
Richard Murray, 22

Before we get into the rest of the sting I want to focus on Dunfee in particular. He allegedly solicited two underage girls from Illinois for nude pictures through Kik and Snapchat. One he got pictures from his victims he would threaten to post them online if they didn’t send more. This is one of the oldest ploys in the online predator playbook. It used to be that you had to know someone’s Kik username before you could message them but now there are several apps within Kik that allow you to meet other users and there are no age barriers.

If Polk County sounds familiar it’s because it’s my favorite police department in the entire country. Sheriff Grady Judd has been featured on this site for years for his dauntless work not only against online predators but also against human trafficking through sites like craigslist and Backpage. The pedo-defenders like to claim that Sheriff Judd is motivated by greed for his department through federal grants rather than duty and are incarcerating innocent individuals. I doubt that since between the 9 men arrested they all racked up 205 counts of child pornography charges. But please do tell me how these scumbags were victims of entrapment.

UPDATE 8/27/2015: Dunfee was recently charged with 426 additional child porn charges bringing his total to 436 charges.