UPDATED 10.11.2012 by Julie Montanaro
A former computer support technician at Buck Lake Elementary is now facing more than 100 felonies. His bond tops half a million dollars.
Adam Arnold was arrested in September after deputies say they found pictures of children engaged in sex acts on his home computer.
Arnold was initially charged with 34 counts of child porn possession and cruelty toward children.
Now after investigators have had a chance to examine his computers they have filed 100 more charges against Arnold.
Arrest papers say he had an account on a Russian web site and on line photo album called "Friends Kids."
The judge ordered him to stay away from all children including his own. Bond is set at more than half a million dollars.
[UPDATE] Tallahassee, FL - September 13, 2012
A letter sent to parents from Buck Lake Elementary School Principal, Eydie Tricquet, regarding the arrest of Leon County School employee Adam Arnold:
We received information that one of our employees, Mr. Adam Arnold was arrested today. Below is a statement released by the Leon county School district concerning the arrest:
“LCS was notified today of the arrest of employee Adam Arnold,. Mr. Arnold was hired in July of 2012 as a Computer Support Tech. At the time of hire, Mr. Arnold’s background reflected no prior arrests. Based on the information received, Mr. Arnold has been terminated immediately from his position as a non-instructional Computer Support Tech at Buck Lake Elementary School.”
The incidents that lead to the arrest occurred off campus. I want to assure you at no time were our children in any danger.
Please remember our children’s safety is the number one priority.
Buck Lake Elementary
1600 Pedrick Road
Tallahassee, FL 32317
[UPDATE] Tallahassee, FL - September 13, 2012- 4:40pm
LCS was notified today of the arrest of employee Adam Arnold. Mr. Arnold was hired in July of 2012 as a Computer Support Tech. At the time of hire, Mr. Arnold’s background reflected no prior arrests. Based on the information received, Mr. Arnold has been terminated immediately from his position as a non-instructional Computer Support Tech at Bucklake Elementary School.
Tallahassee, FL - September 13, 2012
On September 4, 2012, the Leon County Sheriff’s Internet Crimes against Children Unit received information from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children concerning a suspect who had recently transmitted a number of computer files depicting children engaged in sexual acts.
On September 13, 2012, the North Florida Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, including the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Tallahassee Police Department, ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) executed a search warrant at the residence. During the search, task force members located numerous digital files containing child pornography being stored on computers at the residence. The homeowner, Adam Wade Arnold, was interviewed and subsequently arrested after acknowledging his involvement in this investigation.
Arnold was taken to the Leon County Jail.