Guilty! Daniel Jonathan Gast, Plantation, Florida (arrested Mar 2014) [child porn]

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    Daniel Jonathan Gast, 28, private piano teacher, Plantation, Florida, "more than 95 video files of child porn on his laptop"

    CBS Local Miami: Broward Teacher Arrested On Child Pornography Charges (Mar 5 2014)

    Daniel Gast, 28, according to investigators, had more than 95 video files of child pornography on his laptop. The discovery was made when detectives, assigned to the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, found Gast’s laptop which he reportedly left in a classroom where he taught music lessons. Some of the kids in the videos allegedly on Gast’s computer, according to the criminal complaint, were as young as nine-years-old.

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    WSVN: Man arrested for child porn (Mar 5 2014)

    Daniel Jonathan Gast, 28, of Plantation, was arrested on Feb. 19. The U.S. Attorney's Office said someone found his computer at Pro Music Plus in Weston. He was never a teacher there, the school said, as was reported earlier. Investigators said they found more than 95 files of pornography on that computer and most of the files contained images of children under the age of 12 performing explicit acts.
     
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    Miami Herald: Broward music teacher arrested on child pornography charges (Mar 5 2014)

    Detectives assigned to the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force said they found [Daniel] Gast’s laptop in a classroom where he taught music lessons. Some of the children in the videos were as young as 9, according to the criminal complaint.
     
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    Sun Sentinel: South Florida music teacher pleads not guilty to child porn charges (Mar 5 2014)

    Homeland Security Investigations agents said they traced videos of young children being raped that were shared online from [Daniel] Gast's home Internet connection. Agents questioned Gast, then secretly followed him as he drove to a Weston music store, ProMusic Plus on Southwest 160th Avenue, where he said he taught children. They said he circled the parking lot and left.

    Agents found a laptop computer in a room where the store owner told them Gast taught the day before. Gast then called the owner and said a friend would pick up something Gast left behind. Gast told his friend "he had something illegal on the computer and would be in a lot of trouble" and "this could be it for him" after the computer was seized. Agents said the laptop contained dozens of child porn videos and images.
     
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    Local 10: Music teacher Daniel Gast indicted on child porn charges: Prosecutors say Plantation man had child porn on laptop at school (Mar 5 2014)

    Daniel Gast, 28, of Plantation, was charged with one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. According to court documents, authorities began investigating the advertisement of child porn via the Internet in August 2013. The investigation revealed an IP address registered to Gast's Plantation home. Prosecutors said investigators found no evidence of child porn at Gast's home, but a search of the music school where he taught revealed more than 95 videos of child porn on his laptop.
     
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    United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida: Plantation Man Indicted for Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography [Press Release] (Mar 5 2014)

    Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Alysa D. Erichs, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI), and Patrick Lynn, Chief, Davie Police Department, announce the indictment of Daniel Jonathan Gast, 28, of Plantation, on child pornography charges.

    The two-count indictment charges Gast with one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252(a). If convicted, Gast faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison. Gast would also be required to register as a sex offender in any jurisdiction in which he lives, works or attends school.

    According to documents filed with the court, in August 2013, law enforcement officials assigned to the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force were conducting an investigation into the advertisement of suspected child pornography over publicly available Peer to Peer (P2P) networks. Their investigation revealed an IP address registered to Gast at his Plantation residence. A search of Gast’s residence in Plantation yielded no evidence of the suspected child pornography. However, a subsequent search of a music school in Broward County, where Gast worked as a music teacher, resulted in the discovery of Gast’s laptop which had over 95 video files of child pornography, much involving children under the age of 12, who were made to engage in the sexually explicit conduct depicted.
     
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    Broward - Palm Beach New Times: Music Teacher Stashed Computer With Child Porn at Music School, Cops Say (Mar 6 2014)

    When a buddy asks you to do him a solid and pick up something he left somewhere -- no big deal, right? If he lets slide that it's a laptop and there might be some illegal stuff on that laptop, run. Run far.
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    Gast, it turns out, was a 28-year-old music teachers who gave private piano lessons. In late January, law enforcement executed a search warrant for the apartment where he lived in Plantation. When police arrived, the suspect was there with his roommate. The latter told police there were four computers usually in the house. Investigators found only three. Gast's Lenovo computer was missing. Gast said he knew nothing about the laptop. None of the computers found in the apartment contained illegal images, so investigators left. But they continued to keep Gast under surveillance. Soon they followed him to Pro Music Plus, a music school in Weston where the suspect gave lessons. Gast drove to the location, circled the school, then left. Law enforcement went inside to speak with the school's owner. During the discussion, Gast called the the school to say he'd left "something" at the studio and was sending a friend to pick it up. Carlos Blanco was that buddy. When he walked into the school, investigators approached him and detailed what was in the works. Blanco agreed to cooperate ...
     
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