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Operation Safe Fall nets six arrests in Southwest Florida

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Posted at 2:11 PM, Oct 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 14:11:50-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says they've arrested six people in the Fort Myers area during an operation focused on child pornography and crimes against children.

They called it Operation Safe Fall.

The operation focused on suspects in the Fort Myers region over a three-month period from August through October. Some of the suspects arrested during this operation included a professional athlete, former doctor, a foreign national and a pizza delivery driver.

“There is no greater priority than protecting our children. These arrests have made our communities safer for fall festivities, and serves as a reminder to those who prey on children that we are coming for you,” said FDLE Fort Myers Regional Operations Center Special Agent in Charge Shane Pollard.

As children are preparing for Halloween activities tomorrow night, law enforcement would like to provide information to families on ways to help protect children while they trick or treat.

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Arrested were:

37-year-old Matthew Schreiner of Naples, charged with 20 counts of possession of child pornography

65-year-old Jesus Escorbores of Lehigh Acres, charged with 18 counts of possession of child pornography

28-year-old Felipe Vasquez of Saint Cloud, charged with one count of computer pornography - solicitation of a child and one count of providing obscene material to minors. Vasquez is a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

57-year-old Hans Bernet of Bradenton, charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography

58-year-old Fritz Eisenhauer of Cape Coral, charged with 11 counts of possession of child pornography

28-year-old Steven Moretti of Sarasota, charged with child pornography