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Sebastian Police Department Volunteer Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

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The Sebastian Police Department regrets to announce the arrest of one of its volunteers, Arnold Flannery. This morning, detectives from both the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office and the Sebastian Police Department responded to Flannery’s residence in the 4000 block of Limerick Court.

Sebastian, Florida, executing a search warrant obtained by the Sheriff’s Department.

Flannery, a member of the Sebastian Police Department’s volunteer program, was taken into custody following the search. He faces several charges of possession of child pornography.

Chief Daniel Acosta of the Sebastian Police Department expressed profound concern for the victims of such crimes, particularly children, stating, “The safety and well-being of our community’s children are of utmost importance. The behavior alleged in this case is abhorrent and will not be tolerated by anyone, regardless of their position. Our thoughts are with the victims, and we are committed to ensuring justice is served.”

Chief Acosta also extended appreciation to the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office and the detectives from both agencies for their swift and thorough investigation.

Flannery is currently in custody pending further legal proceedings.

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For media inquiries regarding the investigation, please contact the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office.

About the Sebastian Police Department Volunteer Program:

The primary function of our Volunteers is to conduct residential security checks for our House Watch Program. The overall duties of our Volunteers include, but are not limited to, the House Watch Program, neighborhood patrol, traffic control, funeral escorts, courier services, and assisting at special City events. The Sebastian Police Department is dedicated to serving and protecting the citizens of Sebastian, Florida, with professionalism, integrity, and compassion. The department works tirelessly to maintain the safety and security of the community while fostering positive relationships with residents.

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