Florida Department of LawEnforcement (FDLE) agents said an Apopka man is being held, without bond, accused of approaching young girls online and committing lewd acts using a webcam. Theyare very concerned there could be more victims out there. Agents said three girls have already been targeted.
Residents said Justin Slavinski spent most ofhis time inside his lakeside home. A neighbor believed something was wrong when police arrived at Slavinki's house last week.
"Saw him standing there with his handsbehind his back, obviously cuffed," the neighbor told us. "They were talking to the wife more thananything. I guess they had some papers, maybe a search warrant or something? Wesaw them taking out a computer screen and the CPU unit."
FDLE spokesperson Susie Murphy said Slavinski used chat roomsto meet girls and commit lewd acts online. She said he sentpornography to victims over the last several years.
"So far, 27,000 instant messages have been foundon his computer," Murphy said. "Slavinski has tried to arrange a meeting, and on oneoccasion, displayed himself on a webcam performing a sexual act."
According to investigators Slavinski used hiscell phone and personal computer to contact the girls. At least 40 may havebeen contacted, according to investigators. Agents are trying to figure out how many were victimized.
"Weactually arrested him at his workplace in Tavares," said Murphy.
Slavinski is a computer programmer atCornerstone Hospice in Tavares. We contacted that company for comment onTuesday evening, but were told to call back during the day.
Neighbors said Slavinski and hiswife moved to Apopka from Longwood about a year-and-a-half ago. Investigators said they got tipped off fromauthorities in South Carolina,where they said Slavinski was in contact with another girl.
FDLE agents warn parent to keepan eye on computers and phone used by their children. "Watch outbecause there's people out there like this that prey on young children," said Murphy.
Anyone who may be avictim, or knows of someone who has been targeted in this case, is urged to callFDLE at 800-226-8521. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.