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For Immediate Release

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May 21, 2010 Sandi Copes, Public Information Officer
Office of the Attorney General – 1st Judicial Circuit/Florida (850) 294-7294'
Dominic Guadagnoli, Public Affairs Officer
Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (850) 554-6602
U.S. Marshals Task Force and Florida Attorney General
Seek Public’s Help in Locating Child Porn Suspect

Martin Lyle Christianson (Captured)Pensacola, FL – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force working in conjunction with investigators from the Florida Attorney General’s CyberCrime Unit in Milton, FL are asking public for help in locating a Cantonment, FL man who is wanted as suspect for possessing images of child pornography, including images of child molestation. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office has issued the warrant which charges Martin Lyle Christianson, aka ‘Robert Allen’, 58, with 20 felony counts of Possession of Child Pornography. Each count holds a $50,000 bond setting his total bond at $1,000,000. Investigators have determined that Christianson is also wanted in Santa Ana, CA on a four year old warrant for Commercial Sex charges. It is believed that Christianson fled the Pensacola area earlier this week in a used ice cream truck that was later found abandoned in Mobile, AL.

Christianson is a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, weighing about 225 pounds with blue eyes; he shaves his hair close to his head and may or may not wear glasses. Christianson has severe scaring on his face, arms and upper torso from what appears to be from a bad chemical burn. Christianson also has a tattoo in blue ink on his inside right forearm of a nude woman.

Investigators have developed information that Christianson may be in possession of a gun and is to be considered armed and dangerous. Christianson should not be approached by the public.

If anyone has information on Christianson’s whereabouts, they are asked to immediately contact the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force investigators at (850) 554-1222 or (850) 554-6602 or local law enforcement.

More information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found on the web at www.usmarshals.gov.

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