NEWS RELEASE 20-039 - MARCH 6, 2020
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested a 51-year-old Venice man on 218 felony counts of Possession of Child Pornography.
Detectives launched their investigation after receiving information that a particular IP address was used to upload 16 images depicting child pornography to Google. On Thursday detectives executed a search warrant at 2655 Osage Road in Venice, where they discovered Jeffery Geske, DOB 03/01/69, lived at the residence and uploaded the images to his computer. During a search of his electronic devices, detectives recovered an additional 202 photos and videos determined to be child pornography. Detectives also located methamphetamine on Geske’s nightstand.
Geske was taken into custody Thursday evening and charged with 218 felony counts of Possession of Child Pornography and a single count of Possession of Methamphetamine. He remains in custody today without bond.