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The Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office is dedicated to providing accurate information to the public and media. If you are a member of the working media and would like an interview with the State Attorney, or you need information on a case, would like to talk to a specific assistant state attorney or are looking for an expert in a certain area of prosecution, please contact our public information officers Ed Griffith, Terry Chavez or Lissette Valdes-Valle.

ED GRIFFITH Public Information Officer PHONE: 305-547-0535

LISSETTE VALDES-VALLE Hispanic Media Relations Public Information Officer PHONE: 305-547-0535

TERRY CHAVEZ Hispanic Media Relations Public Information Officer PHONE: 305-547-0535

Below you'll find recent news releases issued by this office.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Cyber Bullying & Child Exploitation Concerns


Miami – August 1, 2014   Within the last 24 hours, social media accounts were created, soliciting South Florida users to send sexually explicit photographs of friends and acquaintances for publication without their consent.  Investigators believe that the creator of the accounts is located in Miami. The accounts are apparently related to the social media cyber-bullying campaign, “the purge.” The “purge” refers to the film that imagines the country making all crime legal for one night out of the year.

The State Attorney’s Office and local law enforcement are investigating the matter.

If you have any information with regards to the identity of the account poster or your photos have appeared online, please contact your local police agency. It appears that some of the victims affected by the incident believe that they have identified the suspect. These victims should notify local law enforcement and not approach or engage the suspect in any manner.