DUNEDIN – Pinellas County Sheriff’s Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit arrested a Dunedin man Jan. 4 for 10 counts possession sexual performance by a child.
The arrest was the result of an undercover Internet investigation on individuals sharing and possessing child pornography. Through their investigation, which began Nov. 19, detectives identified a potential suspect and obtained a search warrant for a residence in Dunedin.
The suspect, identified as John M. Kaneski, 42, was interviewed, and he reportedly admitted to downloading the child pornography found on his computer. The computer contained multiple images and videos of children in the performance of sexual acts. Kaneski is a teacher of English as a second language at Cross Bayou Elementary School.
Kaneski was arrested without incident, and he was transported to the Pinellas County Jail. His bond was set at $200,000. Detectives said additional charges could be pending.
Anyone with information that may assist detectives in this investigation is asked to contact Detective Rich Heaton of the Crimes Against Children Unit at 582-6200.