William Lee Copp- Florida- 2006 Apr 25, 2013 16:35:06 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Apr 25, 2013 16:35:06 GMT -5
Fugitive Profile as of August 18th, 2014 (based on FBI.gov profile):
Aliases: Bill Copp, Bil Copp
Date(s) of Birth Used: June 2, 1942
Place of Birth: Michigan
Weight: 200 pounds
Occupation: Copp was a gymnastics coach. He also has worked as a videographer and has been involved in video production.
Remarks: Copp is a former junior Olympics gymnastics coach and a member of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame (trampoline and tumbling). In the United States, Copp has lived in Cleveland, Ohio, and Sarasota and Venice, Florida.
Who to call if you've seen him: Local FBI field office or embassy or submit a web tip at tips.fbi.gov
Copp has traveled extensively throughout the world and has contacts worldwide due to his involvement in international gymnastics competitions. He reportedly has expressed interest in traveling to Panama and Colombia. Copp is believed to have lived in Maro, Spain, and most recently in the area of Nerja in Malaga, on the southern coast of Spain. He is known to stay in hostels throughout Spain.
With alleged child pornographer and FBI top tenner Eric Toth now captured, I figured now would be a good time to make another thread about a similar fugitive. William Lee Copp is a former junior Olympics gymnastics coach. The following is a description of his alleged crimes:
"William Lee Copp is wanted for child pornography offenses which occurred from the late 1990s through 2004, in Englewood, Florida. Copp is alleged to have used his credit card to subscribe to a web site which allowed him to access child pornography. Copp allegedly downloaded child pornography and saved it to his computer and disks.
Copp was charged in a 126-count criminal complaint and capias by the 12th Judicial Circuit Court, State of Florida, for obscene material possession-possessing a photograph of the sexual performance by a child (child pornography) in violation of Florida State statute. Copp was scheduled to appear for a court proceeding on February 2, 2006, in Sarasota County, Florida, however, he failed to appear. He also was scheduled to appear for his trial on February 6, 2006, at the Circuit Court, Sarasota, Florida, however, he failed to appear again. On February 7, 2006, a state warrant was issued for his arrest.
In addition, a federal arrest warrant was issued on February 24, 2006, by the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division, after Copp was charged federally with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution."
William Lee Copp is believed to have extensively traveled the world. He has expressed interest in living in Panama and Colombia and was last known to be living in Spain. Hmm... a former youth worker wanted on child pornography charges who may be in a Spanish-speaking country? Why does that sound so familiar. Let's hope like Eric Toth, he too is taken down one day:
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