Former County Employee Arrested for Child Porn

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In today's roundup of the sins of South Florida: A former county employee faces 20 charges of child pornography, a man is killed after a fight at a South Beach club, a veteran security guard is mysteriously found dead behind a dollar store in Southwest Dade, two men are arrested for a fire extinguisher-assisted robbery, and a gold bar is stolen in Key West. Arrrgh.

Alan Randy Velez, 64, a former employee of Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation, has been charged with 20 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of promotion.

Some of the images found on Velez's computer included children as young as infants in sexual poses. The arrest was part of an undercover police sting.

Hardware including computers, external storage drives, CDs, and DVDs were removed from his home to be searched for other images. [Herald | CBS4]

  • A 27-year-old tourist from Philadelphia is dead after a fight broke out at Felt Lounge on South Beach. [Herald]
  • Two young men have been arrested in conjunction with an armed robbery on South Beach. Police say they hit their victim with a fire extinguisher and tried to stab him. [CBS4]
  • The body of a security guard who worked for years at a Southwest Dade strip mall was found behind the Dollar General. [WSVN]
  • If you've been to the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, like we have, you probably reached into a glass box to feel the weight of a gold bar. Well, now that gold bar has been stolen. It's worth $550,000 and countless childhood memories. [NBCMiami]

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