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Port Charlotte man arrested for child pornography

6/5/2015
 
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents, with assistance from the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, yesterday arrested Robert William Steele, 19, of 18169 Grace Ave., Port Charlotte, Fla., on seven counts of possession of child pornography.
   
The investigation began after FDLE received a tip from the Rhode Island State Police.  Agents served a search warrant at Steele’s residence yesterday and located several images containing child pornography on multiple electronic devices belonging to Steele.
 
Steele was booked into the Charlotte County Jail.  The investigation will be prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, 20th Judicial Circuit.
 
Please visit the Secure Florida website to review tips for keeping your children safe online at http://secureflorida.org/staying_safe/best_practices_for_parents.
 
For further information contact:
 
Gretl Plessinger, Molly Best, Samantha Andrews or Steve Arthur
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001