NEWS RELEASE 19-049 - MARCH 27, 2019
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested a 40-year-old man Wednesday for Transmission and Possession of Child Pornography.
Through investigation, detectives determined a certain IP address leased to 1878 Mesic Hammock Way in Venice, was being used to download child pornography. On Wednesday, detectives executed a search warrant at the home and seized a cell phone belonging to Jonathan Ricca, DOB 11/08/78. A scan of this cell phone revealed hundreds of images of child pornography.
Ricca was arrested and taken to the Sarasota County Jail where he is charged with three counts of Transmission of Child Pornography and forty counts of Possession of Child Pornography. He remains in custody without bond while the investigation continues. Additional charges are pending.