Singer/songwriter and one-time Get Scared
lead vocalist Joel Faviere
was allegedly arrested three weeks ago during a child pornography and sexual offender probe. The 27-year-old Lakeland, Florida resident was among 18 individuals apprehended for possession of child pornography by the Polk County Sheriff's Office as the result of a three-week undercover operation.
According to The Daily Ridge
, here is a synopsis of the case against Faviere:
Detectives received information that someone operating a device located in Faviere's home was sharing files that contain child pornography. Detectives responded to the home on Buck Run Drive, and during an on-scene preview of his computer equipment they seized, detectives found over 4,500 files containing child pornography, including images of infants and toddlers being sexually abused. Faviere told detectives he has been viewing child pornography for a year and that it "has become an addiction." Faviere was placed under arrest and charged with:
Three (3) counts Possession of Child Pornography (F-2)
Six (6) counts Promotion of Sexual Performance of a Child (F-2)
Detectives will conduct a thorough forensic analysis of all equipment seized, and additional charges are pending.
Faviere was a member of the Utah rock/metalcore/post-hardcore band Get Scared (Fearless Records) for less than a year before embarking upon a solo career.