Florida Attorney General’s Office announced the arrest of a Pinellas County man for possession of child pornography. This arrest was a result of a cooperative effort of the St. Petersburg’s Police Department, the Florida Attorney General’s Tampa Cyber Crime Task Force and the Central Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
According to the news release, the man is currently charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography (each count is an second degree felony under Florida Law) and one count of promoting the sexual performance of a child (also a second degree felony under Florida Law).
The Tampa Cyber Crime Task Force executed a warrant on the arrested man’s residence seized his computer. The legal battle in the coming months will related to how the State Attorney’s Office plans 1) to show that these images were knowingly downloaded by the defendant and maybe more importantly 2) whether or not the defendant knew that these images were on the computer.
If you or family member is charged with a Sex Crime or Cyber Crime please contact Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jason Melton at 727-847-2299 or online.