FORT MYERS, Fla. (TCD) --
The Polk County Sheriff's Office in Florida announced Fort Meade resident Steven Lacy DeVane, 36, was arrested on Thursday, July 23, and charged with three counts of using a child to engage in sex acts, and 70 enhanced counts of child-pornography possession.
Fort Myers Police Computer Crimes detectives received a tip in May from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) that images/videos of child pornography were being downloaded from an address in Fort Meade.
Detectives executed a search warrant at DeVane's residence. According to the sheriff's office, detectives found items in a bedroom that appeared to be the same bedsheets, mirror and window coverings depicted in the homemade videos/images, as well as what appeared to be the same clothing worn by DeVane in the videos/images.
Detectives seized a cellphone belonging to DeVane and found 70 images/videos depicting child pornography, with victims between the ages of 2 and 12 years old being sexually abused.
“DeVane not only engaged in child pornography, he also committed lewd acts in the presence of a baby he had access to – and filmed it," said Sheriff Grady Judd.
DeVane was booked into the Polk County Jail without bond. The sheriff's office said additional charges are possible.