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Ismael Mercius charged with Solicitation of a Minor to Observe Sexual Cond


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On 08-16-11, Detective Brian Ashburn of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division received an investigation concerning a minor victim receiving adult pornography from an unknown suspect. The investigation into the incident revealed the suspect Ismael Mercius was the person who sent the pornographic image. The suspect was interviewed by Detective Ashburn and made a statement of his involvement regarding this incident.

An arrest warrant was issued for Ismael Mericus B/M age 25 through Hamilton County General Sessions Court but detectives later found he had absconded to the State of Florida.

Ismael Mercius was recently arrested in Broward County, Florida and extradited back to Hamilton County, Tennessee. He was arrested and booked on October 3, 2012 on the active warrant for Solicitation of a Minor to Observe Sexual Conduct. Mercius has made a $2500 bond and faces a future court appearance.

Janice Atkinson
Public Information Officer
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

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