Child Pornography Arrest

NEWS RELEASE 19-018 - JANUARY 29, 2019
Smith, Seth

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested a 23-year-old man today for Possession of Child Pornography.

Detectives received information that a particular IP address was used to download 49 images of child pornography from Tumblr, a social networking website. Today, detectives executed a search warrant at 1044 Marlin Lakes Circle, #18211 in Sarasota. Through investigation, detectives learned Seth Smith, DOB 04/17/95, downloaded the images. During an interview, Smith admitted to downloading the images through his Tumblr account.

Smith was arrested and taken to the Sarasota County Jail where he is charged with 40 felony counts of Possession of Sexual Performance by a Child. Smith remains in custody without bond while the investigation continues.