Collier County Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement announces the arrest of a Collier County man accused of possessing child pornography. Following a seven-month investigation, Julio Rolando Ramirez, 35, was arrested April 11 and charged with 62 counts of sexual performance by a child and six counts of transmission of pornography by electronic device or equipment. Ramirez was arrested at the Collier County Jail where he was being held on unrelated charges.

In September 2007, FDLE special agents received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Gainesville Police Department that a computer in the Fort Myers area was being used to e-mail child pornography. FDLE special agents in Fort Myers were asked to assume the investigation. Information revealed during the investigation led agents to a residence in Naples where a computer was recovered. The computer was searched at the FDLE crime laboratory in Tampa. FDLE crime laboratory analysts discovered numerous images believed to be child pornography. After further investigation agents determined that Ramirez allegedly downloaded the images and e-mailed some of the images using the Internet.

Possession of child pornography is a third-degree felony. Ramirez will be prosecuted by Attorney General Bill McCollum’s Office of Statewide Prosecution.

For more information, contact:

Trena Reddick
Public Information Officer
FDLE - Fort Myers
(813) 878-7239 or 878-7300