FDLE agents arrested Lyle Richard Rubins, 26, of Shalimar, yesterday on eight counts of promoting the sexual performance of a child and 25 counts of the possession, control and viewing of sexual depictions of a child. Both charges are felonies.
The investigation into Rubins started when FDLE agents discovered that an electronic device was being used to offer to share files of known child sexual abuse material (CSAM). Agents served a search warrant served at his Shalimar residence yesterday, and CSAM was found on two cellular phones. FDLE was assisted on the case by the FBI and the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.
Rubins was booked into the Okaloosa County Jail and ordered held without bond pending first appearance. He will be prosecuted by the State Attorney’s Office, First Judicial Circuit.
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