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Fort Lauderdale home raided in child pornography bust

2 men escorted out of home

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A Fort Lauderdale home was raided Friday morning by the FBI, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and local police departments in connection with a child pornography investigation.

Neighbors told Local 10 News reporter Layron Livingston that Northeast Fifth Terrace was blocked off for part of the morning as authorities moved in to execute a search warrant.

Two men were escorted out of the home as investigators from the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children task force, Fort Lauderdale police and Broward sheriff's deputies were in and out of the house, collecting and logging evidence.

Neighbors were uneasy about the investigation, because many have small children and they live close to Fort Lauderdale High School and a playground.

"Whatever community you're living in, you know, you always have to monitor your children at all times," said Gregory Ramos, who has a 5-year-old daughter and lives next door to the home.

"They seemed like very nice gentlemen and everything. Real polite, respectful, and everything, but, like I say, some people are like Jekyll and Hyde. You never know who you're dealing with or (who) you're living around," Ramos said.

Detectives said the investigation began in January.

It's unclear whether anyone has been arrested.


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