Dade City Man Charged with Child Pornography Possession After Authorities Find 274 Computer Files

A 34-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after investigators said they found dozens of images depicting child pornography on his computer.

The man was arrested by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on charges of child pornography possession and promoting child sexual performance.

Investigators claim they found 274 files in a “download” folder on the man’s computer. Most of the files had titles suggesting they depicted child pornography, the report said. Investigators said they then opened 22 of the files and confirmed that.

The man apparently told investigators he had been downloading child pornography files since he was 17, according to an arrest report. He denied abusing any young children.

His arrest was part of a FDLE investigation to identify people using peer-to-peer internet software to distribute child pornography. Investigators detected a computer address that came from the man residence.

He was booked into the Pasco County jail, where he was being held Wednesday in lieu of $330,000 bail.

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