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Hernando man held on child pornography charges

SPRING HILL — A Hernando County man has been arrested on charges that he had numerous images of child pornography on his computer and that he solicited a parent for sex with a child.

Richard Wolpert, 31, of Seaview Drive in Weeki Wachee Acres, was arrested Thursday by the Attorney General's CyberCrime Unit acting on a tip related to information posted on craigs­list.org, according to a news release from the agency.

Investigators found multiple images of child pornography, some of children as young as 8 years old, on Wolpert's computer, the report stated. Two computers were seized and will undergo forensic analysis to identify any additional images of child pornography.

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office was also part of the investigation and assisted with the arrest.

Wolpert was booked into Hernando County Jail on 20 counts of possession of child pornography, a second-degree felony under the Cyber-Crimes Against Children Act of 2007, and 16 counts of soliciting a parent for the purposes of having sex with a child, also a second-degree felony.

Hernando man held on child pornography charges 05/21/10 [Last modified: Friday, May 21, 2010 7:53pm]
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