The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 48-year-old Sarasota man for possession of child pornography Thursday morning.
The investigation began Monday when a thumb-drive was turned in to deputies and a report was made about the thumb-drive possibly having illegal content on it. Detectives assigned to the case quickly obtained a search warrant and submitted the thumb-drive to the sheriff’s digital forensics lab for further examination. The thumb-drive, belonging to Charles Gilbert Parsons, DOB 09/21/69, revealed a total of 2,076 images and 40 videos depicting child pornography.
Parsons is 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.