1 person arrested during child pornography investigation at day care

Little Seeds Academy also doubles as residence

By Neki Mohan - Anchor/Reporter

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - One person was arrested Monday during a child pornography investigation at a day care center by Homeland Security Investigations and Miami-Dade police.

The Little Seeds Academy is located off Bird Road and Southwest 104th Avenue in southwest Miami-Dade County. Officials said the day care is also a residence and the suspect who was arrested is the owner's son.

"She just started recently in May, but still, each second would be too long here, I guess, after finding this out," Sophie Ramirez, whose daughter attends the day care, said.  

According to Homeland Security Investigations, a federal search warrant seeking evidence, such as computers, cellphones and laptops, was executed Monday morning and focused on the owner's son, who lives at the day care but doesn't work there.

"It's frustrating because I have my kids here that have been here since they were little babies," one mother said outside the home. "Right now, my 7-month-old, he can't say anything, you know? My 4-year-old -- at least he knows his body parts, and my 7-year-old -- he knows way more than he's supposed to. But my little baby -- what does he know? That's my main concern. Like, was he involved in that? Were any of my kids involved in that?"

Homeland Security Investigations spokesman Nestor Iglesias said the identity of the suspect arrested won't be released until the case is unsealed Tuesday.

He said it's unclear yet if any children there were involved in pornography but investigators are looking into that.

Parents are all being contacted by authorities about what happened. The day care center closed for the day Monday.

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