Child Pornography Arrest

Emke, Sean

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 28-year-old Sarasota man for possession of child pornography after executing a search warrant at his home Wednesday.

Detectives investigating Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) determined a particular Internet protocol (IP) address was used to download nearly 15,000 files previously identified as containing child pornography. Detectives confirmed the IP address was registered to a resident living at 4736 San Jose Drive, and obtained a search warrant for the home. Through investigation, detectives determined that Sean Emke, DOB 11/28/88, lived there. During a search of his home and forensic scan of Emke’s computer, detectives confirmed at least 40 of the images were child pornography.

Emke was taken into custody and charged with 40 felony counts of Possession: Sexual Performance by a Child. He remains at the Sarasota County Jail without bond. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.