NR 16-11 Sheriff’s Agents Arrest Child Pornography Suspect
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office arrested 19-year-old Joshua Alan Shaver of Malabar yesterday after serving a search warrant at his home.
The investigation was initiated after Sheriff’s agents received information that Shaver may be involved in child pornography. Agents obtained a search warrant for his residence, which resulted in the seizure of evidence related to the possession of child pornography. Shaver was charged with 12 counts of possessing material depicting sexual conduct by a child and is being held at the Brevard County jail with a $420,000.00 bond.
The evidence seized is being forensically reviewed with additional charges pending. Shaver is suspected of producing the images, which may indicate there are possible victims. Parents who may be concerned of potential victims are asked to please contact the Sheriff’s Office.
Anyone with information about this Investigation is asked to please call Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Agent Aja Stake at 321-633-8414, or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423- TIPS (8477), you can also visit http://crimeline.org/, or text ‘crimeline’ plus your tip to CRIME (274637). All information to CRIMELINE is confidential and you may be eligible for a reward.
For additional information concerning this investigation, please contact Lieutenant Dan Singleton by pager through the Sheriff’s Office Communications (321) 633-7162.