Victims of child porn case urged to come forward.

William Lee McCallister is now facing child pornography charges.

LAKE WALES — The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is urging anyone who may have been the victim of a Lake Wales man recently arrested on child pornography charges to come forward and aid the ongoing investigation.
On Tuesday, detectives arrested 59-year-old William Lee McCallister of 3606 Ridge Lake Drive in Lake Wales. He was booked into the Polk County Jail on 31 counts of possession of child pornography and violation of his pre-trail release conditions.
The child pornography charges had been filed by the State Attorney’s Office of the 10th Judicial Circuit, following an investigation into McCallister. He was arrested after 31 images of child pornography were found on one of McCallister’s computers, the sheriff’s office noted.
McCallister operates Florida Polygraph Associates, Inc., a business on 357 E. Central Ave. in Winter Haven, which has been the subject of this ongoing investigation. McCallister has faced numerous charges this year.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office worked on the investigation along with the Winter Haven Police Department and the State Attorney’s Office.
The initial investigation by the Winter Haven Police Department began last December, after officers got a tip that McCallister had allegedly drugged a female victim at his office, then sexually battered the victim during a polygraph exam.
Following the investigation, which lasted for several months, Winter Haven detectives end up charging McCallister with delivery of a controlled substance, extortion and attempted sexual battery. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the investigation and conducted a forensics search of computers at the business.
Last August, during a search of McCallister’s Lake Wales home, Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives found a .357 Smith and Wesson revolver, and as a result McCallister was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon at that time.
As the sheriff’s office noted, McCallister’s past criminal arrest history includes serving 15 years in prison for seven counts of robbery, kidnapping and two counts of administering barbiturates in 1992 after the Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigated cases where he was suspected of drugging women in bars.
Detectives think McCallister may have other victims who have not yet come forward, and are urging anyone with information to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-2986200.

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