Volusia County, FL-Update: VCSO says 27-year-old suspect Benjerman Roy turned himself in last night. He was the suspect at large in a child sex internet sting here. He is held at the jail on no bond.
Roy VCBJ booking photo
Earlier reporting: Thirteen men are in jail charged with using a computer to lure both boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 14 for sexual reasons. Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson said that they are still looking for one more person in the sting, Operation K.I.S.S. He is identified as 27-year-old Benjerman D. Roy of Orlando. Johnson said that Roy fled from deputies but they will find him.
Johnson said the sting was conducted through various social media websites and chat sites. He said these suspects knew they were talking to underage children. Johnson said there were 84 other people that responded to the sting operation but did not follow through with meeting a child.
Of the 13 arrested, seven are residents of Volusia County. They are 40-year-old Richard J. Priera of Daytona Beach, 23-year-old Joshua Ellich of Deltona, Nathaniel J. Whiting of DeLand, 23–year-old Maxmillion V. Littman of New Smyrna Beach, 19-year-old Jacob Smoot of Ormond Beach, 61-year-old David Jaco of Ormond Beach and 26-year-old Michael Jackson of Daytona Beach.
Four are from other parts of central and north Florida. They are 31-year-old Nathan E. Daniels of St. Augustine, 32-year-Jeffrey Goerke of Titusville, 18-year-old Tyrik Williams of Cocoa and 20-year-old Javon A. Douglas of Altamonte Springs.
The last two men arrested are from Virginia. 40-year-old Timothy Carl Tate from Bumpass reportedly was on vacation with his family when he went to meet an underage child. The other Virginia resident, 47-year-old Anthony Onesi from Lovettsville is a NASA contractor.
Many agencies were involved in the operation: the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, its Major Case Unit and Crime Scene Unit and the Volusia Bureau of Investigation worked with the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the ICE-Brevard-Volusia Child Exploitation Task Force, Homeland Security Investigations, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the State Attorney’s Office for the Seventh Judicial Circuit, sheriff’s offices from Brevard County, St. Johns County, Okaloosa County and Jacksonville, and police departments from Daytona Beach, Gainesville, Tallahassee and Pensacola.
All photos courtesy of the Volusia County Jail.
L to R-Anthony Onesi , David Jaco , Jacob Smoot and Javon Douglas
L to R-Jeffrey Goerke, Maxmillion Littman, Michael Jackson and Nathan Daniels
L to R-Nathaniel Whiting, Richard Priera, Timothy Carl Tate and Tyrik Williams
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