Sheriff's Office files new charges against man arrested for child molestation

Detectives found child pornography on suspect Peter Strickland's electronic devices, according to the FCSO.

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A man arrested in July for molesting girls at a group home and possessing child pornography is facing new charges.

The Flagler County Sheriff's Office's Cyber Crimes Unit has filed 21 more charges against suspect Peter James Strickland, 32, based on videos detectives found during a forensic analysis of electronics seized from his Bassett Lane home on July 28.

The videos show children ages 2 to 15 involved in sex acts with adults as well as adults involved in sex acts with animals, according to an FCSO news release.

“This is a sick pervert,” Sheriff Rick Staly said, according to the news release. “This case is exactly why we started the Cyber Crimes Unit with the ability to conduct forensic autopsies of seized electronic devices. Every criminal today leaves a digital footprint, and this unit allows us to find it, solve cases and arrest them.”

Strickland is being held at the county jail on an additional $105,000 bond based on the new charges.


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