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Largo man accused of possessing child porn videos

LARGO — A 46-year-old man was arrested Friday on multiple child pornography possession charges.

Clearwater police arrested Joseph Ciancio at his home at 2931 S Pines Drive, No. 33, in Largo, around 10:30 a.m.

Ciancio was charged with 20 counts of possessing child pornography after an investigation by the state's Child Predator CyberCrime Unit, arrest reports said.

The titles of the video files mention children as young as toddlers, some refer to incest and one mentions bestiality.

On Sunday, Ciancio was being held in the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $400,000 bail.

Court records show Ciancio was arrested in January 1996 on a child abuse charge, which was later dropped. In 1997, Ciancio was ordered by the court to receive anger management and parenting classes after he pleaded no contest to charges of child abuse and battery stemming from a September 1996 arrest.

Largo man accused of possessing child porn videos 02/14/10 [Last modified: Sunday, February 14, 2010 11:09am]
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