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Child porn charges filed against Largo man after search of computer

LARGO

Child porn charges filed after search

A 21-year-old Largo man was arrested Monday, accused of possessing child pornography on his laptop computer. Anthony Christopher Ellis of 8843 92nd Ter. N was charged with one count of possession of child pornography and was taken to the Pinellas County Jail, where he is being held in lieu of $5,000 bail. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement began investigating Ellis after receiving a tip from the FBI, the FDLE said. Ellis consented to a search of his computer and an eight-minute video file that depicts a female performing oral sex on an adult male was found during a forensic analysis by the FDLE. Ellis knows the female teenager, whose name and age were not given, but the nature of their association was not released, the FDLE said. According to an arrest report, Ellis admitted to saving the video file and being aware of the "content of the video and age of the child."

CLEARWATER

Woman accused of attack on her mom

A 51-year-old woman was arrested Monday after she attacked her mother and tried to smother her, police said. Bambi MacKinnon of the 1400 block of Sunset Drive was arrested by Clearwater police on a charge of battery on a person 65 years of age or older. According to Clearwater police, MacKinnon and her 76-year-old mother were involved in an argument about 8:15 a.m. Monday when the mother told Mac­Kinnon she no longer wanted MacKinnon to live with her. MacKinnon grabbed a dog leash and wrapped it around her mother's neck, then tried to smother her with pillows, an arrest report said. The mother escaped to a neighbor's house and called police. MacKinnon left the scene but was arrested a short time later, police said. She was being held Tuesday evening in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

COUNTYWIDE

Pinellas Trail to be subject of meeting

A planning meeting to discuss the 20th anniversary celebration for the Pinellas Trail scheduled for December will be at 6 p.m. today at the Largo Public Library, Meeting Room A, 120 Central Park Drive. Interested residents, officials and business and chamber representatives are invited to attend. Organizers of the event are looking for ideas, volunteers and contributions to ensure the anniversary event will be a special day. To make suggestions or ask questions, e-mail pinellastrail20@gmail.com or call Scott Daniels at (727) 480-3515.

Corrections

• The correct phone number to reserve an audition time for Freedom Found is (727) 578-1657. The number was incorrect in Friday's paper. Children and teens are invited to audition for the new musical drama Jan. 16 in the Murray Studio Theater at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road.

• Manual Pondakos is 61 years old. His age was incorrect in a story about former cross diving recipients in Sunday's paper.

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