Suwannee County Man Arrested for Child Pornography

By: Candace Sweat Email
By: Candace Sweat Email

A Suwannee County man is behind bars after authorities find more than 100 pictures of child pornography on his personal computer.

29-year-old Robert Suber took his computer to a repair shop, and asked to have files transferred when it could not be fixed.

He informed employees not to look at the files, which made them suspicious.

Suber was arrested on 8 counts of child pornography on June 30th, and booked at the Lafayette County Jail.

Anyone having information about this incident or others can contact the Lake City Police Department anonymously on the TIP line at (386) 719-2068.

FDLE is still investigating the case.


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  • by Not a php or java script expert. on Jul 14, 2011 at 03:57 PM
    People assume the user controls what pages the server serves them and that is just not so. The coding tells the server what pages to serve the user. The user most of the time doesn’t even see the coding and if they did, they probably could not interpreted it. The coding can be changed at the programmers whim so their really is no telling what exactly the coding look like at the time a file or page was served to your hard drive. I think a lot of innocent people are getting in trouble for things that are really not their fault.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 14, 2011 at 02:45 PM
    Lafayette, Suwannee, what's the difference? Two backwoods counties that yearn for the days of Jim Crow laws.
  • by JW Location: Live Oak on Jul 14, 2011 at 04:18 AM
    He lives in Lafayette County, according to Lafayette Sheriff Brian Lamb. He was living in Suwannee County at the time he took his computer in for repair. So HE IS NOT A SUWANNEE COUNTY MAN
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      by Anonymous on Jul 14, 2011 at 07:21 AM in reply to JW
      Like this really matters? The point is he is in jail where he belongs.
  • by Let me give you all one more example on Jul 14, 2011 at 03:17 AM
    You all have bought something on the internet and added to a shopping cart and then click to view the cart. Then the server sent back a page that showed what was in your cart. Let me tell you what little I know. When you click to “add” an item to your cart php scripting language is sending that page to the server and the item is store in a data base, like MySql. When you click to “view” the items in your shopping cart, another php script is executed and retrieves a record from the mySql database and returns it to your browser for your viewing. Well if the web designer was not on the up and up, or his sight had been hacked they could have another record in that database return something a little more sinister. There is a lot to understanding scripting and unless your a web designer most of us do not begin to understand all the ins in outs but I truly believe it is possible for a web designer to put something sinister in the HTML code of a web page that could get you into a lot of trouble. So I am just not for this kind of prosecution.
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      by HUH?? on Jul 14, 2011 at 07:19 AM in reply to Let me give you all one more example
      You're on drugs, aren't you?
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        by Chris on Jul 14, 2011 at 08:40 AM in reply to HUH??
        Just because YOU don't understand something doesn't mean you should call into question one's intelligence. The OP is correct in a sense. While most websites don't have malicious code written in that could otherwise cause problems for the end-user, there are quite a few that do. It's almost like you've never heard of adware, spyware, malware, BHO's, etc. They're ALL written into the codes of webpages. Additionally, many reputable or "trusted" websites allow other companies to advertise. I was at a buddy's house just the other day and he was showing me this plentyoffish.com website and the number of ads on there is startling. He's 30 and one ad said "30-year-old man looking for a sugar mama?" There were ads for Russians looking for men, senior citizens, big breasted women, single dads (cause he's a single dad.) Perhaps you should think twice before attempting to denigrate someone's relatively thorough explanation when you're not quite certain what you're talking about yourself.
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          by Let me give you all one more example on Jul 14, 2011 at 10:05 AM in reply to Chris
          Thanks Chris
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      by Anonymous on Jul 14, 2011 at 07:20 AM in reply to Let me give you all one more example
      The computer forensics technicians know about these scripts, and this would come out in court if he did not actually download the actual pictures. Also nowhere did the story say he downloaded or got these from the internet - he could have taken the pictures himself, or got them some other way (cd, thumb drive, etc). Regardless of how the pictures got there it seems like he knew they were there.
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        by I am not a php or javascript expet on Jul 14, 2011 at 10:03 AM in reply to
        The computer forensics technicians don't know about the script if the script was on the server and the script has since been deleted from that server. I am not even sure they could ID the server that served you the image. Their search warrant is for your computer not the web designer’s computer who very possibly could have written the script and then deleted it from their web server after it had served you the image. You got all kinds of images on your computer you don’t know anything about. Search your C drive for files ending with. jpg (and that is just 1 of many image type files)you’ll see. When you are on the internet you don’t always have control of what is being put on your hard drive. A server can serve you anything and I am not so sure they can even identified who the web designer was that created the code. You know the internet is international not everything you get served came from another American Citizen and I don’t know but my guess they can’t get access to search a server that is outside the US
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          by Anonymous on Jul 14, 2011 at 11:28 AM in reply to I am not a php or javascript expet
          "The computer forensics technicians don't know about the script if the script was on the server and the script has since been deleted from that server" They don't need to know about any specific script. They know that there are scripts that do bad things. What you are saying is that this guy was framed. Who would go to the trouble of framing him, and how do they know what website he would go to, and why haven't they found anyone else with the same pictures? Because you are BS'ing everyone and you really don't know what you're talking about. Leave this to the computer forensics experts who know what they are doing, and will have a case that will hold up in court.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 13, 2011 at 11:57 PM
    Actually, it's Hypocrite County.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 13, 2011 at 04:20 PM
    Just more fine news from the high church populated Outlaw County.
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      by anon on Jul 13, 2011 at 05:15 PM in reply to
      Excuse me? Huh? what...
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        by Anonymous on Jul 13, 2011 at 07:32 PM in reply to anon
        I didn't write the comment, but I'll explain it so that slow people can understand. First "more fine news" - This is news that is better than good, so good in fact that is is fine. Next, "from the high church populated Outlaw County" The County is proud to be highly populated with wonderful churches, but sadly this is really a County full of outlaws.
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          by Jessica on Jul 14, 2011 at 06:47 AM in reply to
          lol
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      by C. Martinez on Jul 14, 2011 at 11:10 AM in reply to
      And what exactly makes you think this sick pedophile was a church goer? As if you don't have pedophiles in areas outside "flyover country"? LMAO
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        by Anonymous on Jul 14, 2011 at 01:52 PM in reply to C. Martinez
        Who said he was a church goer. The church comment was about Suwanee having a lot of churches, not that this guy went to any of the many fine churches.
  • by SH88 Location: tally on Jul 13, 2011 at 04:14 PM
    Wow, this guy is DUMB!
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      by shirley blaske on Jul 13, 2011 at 07:14 PM in reply to SH88
      i know that this person is exactly dumb
  • by Anonymous on Jul 13, 2011 at 03:33 PM
    How stupid. But legally, did the technicians go beyond reasonable work - did they go looking. Could the evidence (computer) be thrown out as an illegal search because he expressly said don't search, and there was no warrant? This guy should be locked up for a loooong time (so don't take my questions as me defending him), but I am curious about the technicians searching the drive without permission.
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      by Tom on Jul 13, 2011 at 04:54 PM in reply to
      I think you'll find the "search & seizure" laws only apply to law enforcement. Private citizens can search all they want. This idiot turned the PC over to the repair shop.
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      by Social Studies teacher on Jul 13, 2011 at 06:10 PM in reply to
      I don't think there will be a problem. When you transfer files from one folder/drive to another it will give you a preview of the file, especially pictures. A good technician will also open a random file to make sure the files/folders transferred properly. Once he opens the file and finds questionable or illegal activities he has to report it or he could be in trouble for aiding.
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        by Really? on Jul 13, 2011 at 06:54 PM in reply to Social Studies teacher
        I suppose with the mandatory 3% contribution to FRS you had to take up a side job as an attorney? If you don't have a legal education or training why are you commenting on matters of law?
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        by Anonymous on Jul 13, 2011 at 07:17 PM in reply to Social Studies teacher
        Transferring files does not show(preview) the content if the files - I know I'm a pc tech. The story said they looked(searched) the drive after being suspicious.
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        by Anonymous on Jul 13, 2011 at 07:25 PM in reply to Social Studies teacher
        There is no Florida law that says he has to report it(morally and ethically yes, but legally no). There is a Federal law, but that only applies to data communication companies(ISP's). They had no permission to look at any files - even to verify that they were transferred. By the way, you don't have to open the files to verify they copied, just look at the byte count on the drives (or folders) and verify they match. See, it helps when you talk about this stuff to really know what you are talking about. Social studies teachers need to stick to teaching social studies, and stay away from the computers. You are the user that the techs laugh about after completing your help desk call - you think you know what you're talking about, but really you don't.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 14, 2011 at 04:24 AM in reply to
      You gave permission when you gave access
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        by Anonymous on Jul 14, 2011 at 09:58 AM in reply to
        So this means that if my kitchen catches fire, and TFD shows up, and I tell them to go ahead and put the fire out, this is permission for them to search my house?
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      by SH88 on Jul 14, 2011 at 05:23 AM in reply to
      They had every right to look.
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      by Jessica on Jul 14, 2011 at 06:46 AM in reply to
      Yes, I think because he turned over his computer to the repair shop, there aren't any laws from saying they can't look. Kudos to them for being suspicious, looking, and contacting law enforcement.
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