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FDLE arrests Bradenton man for possession of child pornography

9/5/2014
 
BRADENTON, Fla. - The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Fort Myers Regional Operations Center Cyber High-Tech Crime Squad arrested Drew Alan Stewart, 33, of 6511 14th St. West, room 116, Bradenton, Fla., on five counts of possession of files depicting the sexual exploitation of children.
 
Agents began investigating Stewart after they determined a computer at his residence was being used to download child pornography.  A search of his computer resulted in agents locating numerous child pornography videos.  
 
Stewart was booked into the Manatee County Jail.  The case will be prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, 12th Judicial Circuit. 
 
Additional charges are expected.  Anyone with information concerning this investigation is urged to contact the FDLE Fort Myers Regional Operations Center at (800) 407-4880. 
 
For tips on ways to keep your children safe online, please visit www.secureflorida.org/staying_safe/best_practices_for_parents/
 
For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger, Samantha Andrews or Steve Arthur
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001