TAMPA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – A Tampa Man was arrested Tuesday and charged with 100 counts of child pornography after police identify a computer of his offering distribution of the pornography.
On February 8, 2021, Tampa Police detectives began conducting an undercover internet investigation to locate computers in the Tampa area that were offering to distribute files of child pornography. One such computer, determined to be at 510 E Harrison St. #626, Tampa, FL 33602, advertised 56 files of known or suspected child pornography on an internet networking site between December 5, 2020 and February 5, 2021.READ MORE: St. Pete Pier Hosts 1 Year Anniversary Event With Drone Light Show
In the early morning hours of April 15, detectives executed a search warrant of the residence. Multiple computer devices were recovered belonging to Adams, who advised post-Miranda of some of the devices as being his. The items were transported to The Tampa Police Cyber Crimes Lab for forensic review.READ MORE: Alpharetta Man To Sue Police Over K-9 Attack, Alleged 'Misuse Of Force'
During the forensic review, 100 images constituting child pornography were recovered. The images were of nude children, between the approximate ages of two to fifteen years old, with many of the files depicting children being sexually battered.
On Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 8:45 AM, the Tampa Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested Adams. He was charged with 100 counts of Possession of Child Pornography (10 or more images) and transported to Hillsborough County Jail.MORE NEWS: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Participate In Florida Association Of Police Explorers State Competition
Any suspicion of child sexual exploitation can be reported to your local police, your Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Cyber Tipline here or by calling 800.843.5678. For resources and tips for parents and kids, visit NCMEC’s NetSmartz website or the ICAC Task Force website.