A convicted sex offender suspected of surreptitiously taking photographs of young girls at the Federal Way store where he works was arrested today, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Gregory Sean O’Neall, 51, of Des Moines, made his first court appearance today after being taken into custody by U.S. Immigrations and Custom Enforcement agents.
O’Neall’s postings on an online file sharing sight grabbed the attention of agents, who said he was distributing online child pornography.
During a chat with an undercover agent, O’Neall allegedly discussed several of the pictures.
More than 100 photos were discovered online that O’Neall is believed to have taken of girls shopping with their families at stores, including the Federal Way Costco where O’Neall worked.
Parents who believe their children may have been victimized are asked to call ICE’s voicemail hotline at 206-442-1638.
If convicted, O’Neall could face a minimum of 15 years in prison.