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Child Exploitation
08/29/2013

HSI arrests registered sex offender on federal child pornography charges

PENSACOLA, Fla. – A Pensacola man was arrested late Wednesday afternoon on federal child pornography charges. The arrest resulted from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Pensacola Police Department.

Clay C. Keys, 52, is charged with distribution and possession of child pornography. He is also charged with being a convicted felon in possession of ammunition. Keys is a registered sexual offender in the state of Florida.

This investigation was part of Operation Predator, a nationwide HSI initiative to protect children from sexual predators, including those who travel overseas for sex with minors, Internet child pornographers, criminal alien sex offenders and child sex traffickers. HSI encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline at 1-866-347-2423 or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock by investigators.

Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, via its toll-free 24-hour hotline, 1-800-843-5678.

HSI is a founding member and current chair of the Virtual Global Taskforce, an international alliance of law enforcement agencies and private industry sector partners working together to prevent and deter online child sexual abuse.