On Monday, December 22, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a residence, 300 SE Fawn Glen in Lake City and subsequently arrested a local man on multiple charges relating to internet crimes against children.
The investigation was initiated in late November after information was received that a Columbia County man had downloaded child pornography onto his personal computers. Sheriff’s Office detectives with assistance of FBI agents from the Jacksonville office served the search warrant.
Arrested was Robert K. Christopher, 30 on charges of 23 counts of Transmission of Pornography by Electronic Device or Equipment and 23 counts of Possession of Child Pornography with a total bond of $230,000.
The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is a member of the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. ICAC is an organization of law enforcement officers and agencies from across the nation, who investigates and prevents the exploitation of children through the internet.
The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office places a high priority on the safety of our children. If you know of or suspect internet crimes against children, such as enticement, child pornography, or solicitation of a minor report it immediately. You can contact the Sheriff’s Office at 386-719-2005 or Crime Stoppers at 386-754-7099. 911 should be called if the child is in immediate danger.