For Immediate Release
October 4, 2010 FBI Tampa
Contact: Special Agent Dave Couvertier
SARASOTA, FL—On Thursday, September 30, 2010, the Innocent Images Task Force (IITF), which consists of investigators from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Largo Police Department, and the FBI arrested Mark Ashmun Brown, age 52, without incident. The arrest occurred at Brown’s place of employment, 2 Marina Plaza, Slip D7, Sarasota, Florida. Brown resides at 5048 Vinson Way, Sarasota, Florida.
Mark Ashmun Brown's boat was listed at 2 Marina Plaza Sarasota Fl, which is Marina Jack 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34236.
Mark Ashmun Brown's alleged child porn activities involving the sexual exploitation of minors appear to have occured at his home and the boat. Mark Ashmun Brown's home at 5048 Vinson Way is just up the road from the Brentwood Elementary School 2500 Vinson Ave, Sarasota, FL.
The premise of this arrest was based on activities involving the sexual exploitation of minors. According to the federal complaint, between approximately September, 2009 and September, 2010, Mark Brown, DOB 7/31/1958, using the alias "Saul Davis" and the online personas "Hardalone243", "Hardpedo" and "Hard_foryou68" has been transporting and distributing child pornography online, possessing child pornography and attempting to receive child pornography.
On September 30, 2010, a federal search warrant was executed at Brown's place of employment, a yacht named "Aloan At Last" which was moored at a marina in Sarasota, Florida and which Brown captained. During a Post Miranda interview confessed to using the alias "Saul Davis" and the online personas "Hardalone243", "Hardpedo" and "Hard_foryou68" and confessed to possessing and sending child pornography over the internet.
Significant investigative assistance was provided by the Central Florida ICAC Task Force, Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, Sarasota Police Department, Boynton Beach Police Department, and the Suffolk County Police Department, New York.
Criminal prosecution of this matter will be addressed by the United States Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Florida. The IITF is requesting anyone with information about this matter, including information regarding potential victims, to contact the FBI Tampa Office at 813/253-1000.
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