Child porn suspect had video of toddlers, Hillsborough sheriff says

TAMPA — Deputies arrested a 56-year-old Tampa man Friday and charged him with possession of pornography involving children as young as 2 years old.

Shortly before 3 p.m., James Trude, of 4518 Knollwood St., had his home searched and computer seized by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office vice section, the office said.

He is charged with 14 counts of possession of child pornography, which was upgraded to a second-degree felony because several of the videos depicted toddlers, a news release from the sheriff said.

Trude, who lists himself in jail records as unemployed, has two previous arrests on domestic violence charges in 1995 and 1997. In those arrests he lists his occupation as roofer. He was being held in the Orient Road Jail Friday night, with bail set at $99,500.

Child porn suspect had video of toddlers, Hillsborough sheriff says 11/13/09 [Last modified: Sunday, November 15, 2009 11:26pm]

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