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James Otis YoungORANGE CITY -- James Otis Young is a 67-year-old man who lives alone just outside the Orange City limits, the lines on his face giving away his age. But Young had a deep-seeded dirty secret, according to Volusia County deputies who arrested him Monday: Images of 10 pre-pubescent children in various sex acts with each other were seized from his home computer, according to a charging affidavit released to the media with the announcement of his incarceration at the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach.

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Joseph Diflumera Jr.Joseph Diflumera Jr. is charged with one count of possession of sexual performance by a child and booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach on $2,500 bond.

DAYTONA BEACH -- A 54-year-old Daytona Beach man is facing child pornography charges after sex crimes investigators discovered illegal images on his computer, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.

The images were uncovered during a routine investigation into illegal on-line activity.

Joseph Diflumera, Jr. had been under investigation for some time after agents received information that he had been downloading child pornography from the Internet, Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson said.

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DELAND -- The Volusia County Sheriff's Office has launched a murder investigation after a 59-year-old woman was found dead in her home near DeLand late Friday night with obvious signs of fresh trauma to her body.

Sheriff's deputies interviewed a "person of interest" in the killing who knew the victim, but he was released, agency spokesman Gary Davidson said this evening.

Deputies were dispatched to the victim's residence at 88 Melodie Lane just north of DeLand after receiving a 9-1-1 call at 10:35 p.m. Friday reporting that Margaret Gee had been found unresponsive and not breathing.

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Thomas FeyCourtesy photo / Sheriff's deputies are looking for Thomas Fey, shown in an updated photo, whom they have named as the suspect in the stabbings of his parents Sunday in the Deltona home they share. If you see him, please call 9-1-1 and report his immediate whereabouts.

DELTONA -- Volusia County Sheriff's deputies are continuing to search for 28-year-old Thomas Fey, whom they have named as a suspect in the 5 p.m. Sunday stabbings of his parents in the Deltona home they all shared at 3215 Hyder Ave.

The father, Thomas Fey, 60, and the mother, Theresa Fey, 54, were listed early this morning in stable condition at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, where each was admitted for multiple stab wounds. Sheriff's officials did not go into greater detail on the stab wounds except to say the father underwent emergency surgery.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Not only did Mike Chitwood rely on Daytona's influential insiders to fund nearly two-thirds of his 2016 campaign for sheriff in 2016, the then-police chief also paid $3,000 to an ex-con for political advice. 

What better way to begin bringing Chitwood into the Sunshine and exposing his hypocrisies than today -- Friday the 13th?

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PALATKA, Fla. -- the Palatka Police Department mourns the loss of K-9 Tango. K-9, who passed away on May 11, from an unexpected medical condition.

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<p>ORMOND BEACH, Fla. -- Christopher Roos is a captain with the Ormond Beach Police Department, who has endured, having overcome cancer during his long tenure previously with the Smyrna Beach police force.</p>

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SANFORD, Fla. -- Sanford cops apprehended Lewis Thomas Boone tonight for the shooting of another young man that occurred on Tuesday in the parking lot of the Seminole Towne Center Mall.

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By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A known drug peddler was gunned down on a porch under the cover of darkness and cops had little, if anything, to go on in way of suspects or a motive in this popular tourist-driven beachfront city known for its charm.

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ORLANDO, FLA. – U.S. District Judge Carlos E. Mendoza earler today sentenced former Florida House of Representatives member Dwayne L. Taylor,  50, of Daytona Beach, to 13 months in federal prison for wire fraud.

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