News


FDLE agents arrest Plant City man for child pornography

11/16/2015
 

NEWS RELEASE
FDLE agents arrest Plant City man for child pornography
               
For Immediate Release
November 16, 2015     
 
PLANT CITY, Fla. - The Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Michael Lawrence Rodgers, 56, of Plant City, Fla., on 20 counts of possession of child pornography, one count of tampering with evidence and one count of resisting an officer without violence.     
 
On Nov. 16, 2015, FDLE agents executed a search warrant at Rodger’s residence, 8106 Elk View Way, Plant City, Fla. The investigation began after agents determined that a computer at Rodger’s residence was being used to share files containing child pornography on the internet. Several items of digital evidence were recovered for forensic examination.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations assisted in this investigation.
 
Rodgers was booked into the Hillsborough County Jail with bond to be determined. This case will be prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, 13th Judicial Circuit. 
Please visit the Secure Florida website to review tips for keeping your children safe online at http://secureflorida.org/2011/family/best_practices_for_parents/  
 
For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger, Molly Best or Steve Arthur
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001