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FDLE arrests Umatilla man for child pornography

 
For Immediate Release
July 26, 2019

UMATILLA, Fla – Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents arrested Steven Trent Ellis, 48, of 40625 Plymouth Circle, Umatilla, on 10 counts of possession of child pornography. Agents believe there may be hands-on victims

Agents with FDLE’s Orlando Regional Operations Center Cybercrime Task force executed a search warrant on Ellis’ residence. During on-scene digital examination, agents found evidence of child exploitation images involving children as young as five years old.
 
The investigation is ongoing. Agents believe there may be hands-on victims and are seeking the public's help. If anyone has any information about Ellis, please contact FDLE’s Orlando Regional Operations Center at 407-245-0888.
 
Ellis was arrested and booked into the Lake County Jail. The case will be prosecuted by the State Attorney’s Office, Fifth Judicial Circuit.
 
For tips on keeping your children safe online, visit the Secure Florida website at: http://secureflorida.org/staying_safe/best_practices_for_parents/.
 
For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger, Jessica Cary or Jeremy Burns
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001