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Man arrested on hundreds of child porn charges

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Posted at 10:31 PM, Mar 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-19 09:34:28-04

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. - St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara is calling one Port St. Lucie man's actions 'disgusting' and 'sickening'.

Tracy James Justice, 52, was arrested Thursday on 349 counts of child porn related charges, ranging from child pornography possession, production and video voyeurism, according to Mascara.

Justice was initially arrested on Monday on 10 counts, Mascara said.

After detectives seized his computer, they say they found at least 100 more pornographic images.

Detectives also say Justice hid cameras to videotape teens engaged in sexual activity without the teens knowing they were being recorded.

Detectives say they rushed to obtain a new arrest warrant when they feared the teens could be victimized again.

Justice was a 'trusted person' in those teens' lives, according to Mascara.

"Oh, absolutely shocked. Shocked that they were filmed. Their parents were shocked that this occurred, never thought it could occur in their lives. They're upside down about," Mascara says.

Justice posted bond on his original charges Monday.

Now, he's facing a $2.8 million dollar bond, which neighbors are hopeful he won't be able to pay.

"I have two little girls and I would [expletive] kill the [expletive] guy if he touched my kids. I really would. It's sick," said Ryan Saibic. "It's sad. It's really sad there are people on the street like that. It's not good."

Several neighbors of Justice say they were always uneasy around him. "He just seemed weird to me. Like, he was hiding something," Saibic said.

He never imagined Justice was hiding this.

Mascara calls this a "sickness", and has learned more about it by talking to other inmates. "They’ve told me that their only sexual gratification can be having sex with a child or viewing sexual exploitation of a child which I mean, how do you think that?” Mascara said.

"He'll get what he deserves in prison," Saibic said.

Detectives are working to determine if justice shared the videos of the teens with other people.

Mascara would not disclose where the cameras were hidden, but says detectives are looking into various places where the know Justice frequently visited for other potential evidence.