Child Pornography Arrest

NEWS RELEASE #: 17-148

Mario Guerrero
Mario Guererro

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested a 48-year-old Venice man for possession of child pornography after executing a search warrant at this home.

Detectives investigating Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) determined a particular Internet Protocol (IP) address was used to download 53 files previously identified as containing child pornography. Detectives confirmed the IP address was leased to a resident living at 377 Pine Tree Road and obtained a search warrant for the home. Surveillance determined that Mario Guerrero, DOB 01/18/69, lived there. During a search of his home and forensic scan of Guerrero's computers, detectives discovered three images determined to be child pornography.

Guerrero was taken into custody on Friday and charged with three felony counts of Possession: Sexual Performance by a Child. He was released Saturday on $75,000 bond. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.