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Deputies arrest 35-year-old Tampa man after monthlong child porn investigation

TAMPA — A 35-year-old Tampa man was arrested Wednesday and charged with 15 counts of possessing child pornography after a monthlong investigation into online child exploitation.

Alex Rodriguez of Crystal Harbour Drive had more than 50 videos and images of children between the ages of 5 and 15 and "engaged in various sexual activities," the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

Rodriguez was released from jail just after 4:30 a.m. Thursday after posting more than $100,000 bail, records show.

Deputies said he admitted during questioning to having child porn on his computer.

The Sheriff's Internet Predator Unit conducted the investigation leading to Wednesday's arrest. Several other computer items were also seized, deputies said, and will be searched for further evidence.

Deputies arrest 35-year-old Tampa man after monthlong child porn investigation 07/28/11 [Last modified: Thursday, July 28, 2011 3:05pm]
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