Palatka FL: On Thursday, December 7, 2017 the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team and detectives with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at 213 Mango Drive in Palatka. As a result of the search, 53-year-old Thomas Allan Thornton was placed under arrest and charged with ten counts of the possession of child pornography. The search warrant was obtained after an ongoing investigation that was initiated because of information received from the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (ICAC). ICAC is an entity which monitors the internet for criminal activity involving children.
Sheriff Gator DeLoach said “The sexual exploitation of children is one of the most deplorable, disgusting and depraved manifestations of human behavior. I am sickened by the thought of anyone engaging in such perverted activities. I will do everything in my power to ensure this individual is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law”.