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47-Year-Old Bunnell Man Arrested On 12 Counts of Child Porn Possession

| March 18, 2016

Michael J. Giachetti

Michael J. Giachetti is at the Flagler County jail on $60,000 bond.

Michael Giachetti, a 47-year-old resident of the Palm Terrace community in Bunnell (Lot 63), is at the Flagler County jail following his arrest on 12 counts of possession of child pornography in computer video files. Each count is a third-degree felony. He is being held on $60,000 bond.


A special agent with the Internet Crimes Against Children task force started an investigation of Giachetti last September, which led to Giachetti’s home. Circuit Judge Matthew Foxman signed a search warrant on Wednesday (March 16). It was served at dawn Thursday.

Giachetti, his arrest report states, “was interviewed and subsequently confessed to downloading and possessing child pornography.” He said he’d been downloading pornography since 2008 “and believes he has become addicted to it. He’d been using a file-sharing program called Sharaza to search and download files, keying in on files coded “PTHC,” for “pre-teen hard core,” or “CP,” for child pornography.

Peer-to-peer file-sharing programs enable one computer to share files with another across the globe. The file-sharing programs are commonly used to exchange music and video files, often pirated, and can do so without going through an intervening server. The technology itself is far from illicit: Skype operates on a peer-to-peer basis. But many illegal file-sharing services have adopted the technology as well.

An on-site preview of Giachetti’s computer revealed 12 video files varying in length from 30 seconds to 20 minutes, all of them involving prepubescent children in hardcore sexual acts with adults.

Florida has several Internet Crimes Against Children task forces, generally funded through grants by the U.S. Department of Justice and designed to investigates and prosecutes individuals who use the internet to exploit children.

Giachetti is scheduled for a felony arraignment before Foxman on April 4.

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7 Responses for “47-Year-Old Bunnell Man Arrested On 12 Counts of Child Porn Possession”

  1. Charles Ericksen, Jr says:

    Why don’t I ever see, the producers of this crap, arrested..???

  2. Linda Sparda says:

    Put this guy away and throw away the key.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Is this man mentally disabled? It looks as though he might be?

  4. Concerned says:

    Lock him up and throw away the key.

  5. The Geode says:

    at least you know what NOT to type on your work computer…

  6. Nichole says:

    This man is very sick in his head. Let’s say I’ve known him my whole life. He just got caught after 37 years of getting away with other sex related crimes worse than this. I’ll do whatever I can to get justice for myself ad well.

  7. Nichole says:

    I am finally finding my voice. Everyone on here that commented on this article is correct. He is my only living relative. And we werent on good terms. He will answer for his crimes, and I’m relieved that he isn’t on our streets anymore. You can only live a lie for so long before somehow it comes to light . I am sickened by this..and it’s brought forth many horrible memories for me. But with the help of those close to me and counseling, I’m getting it all out finally.
    Thank you

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