NEWS RELEASE 19-145 - AUGUST 19, 2019
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested a 57-year-old man Friday for Possession of Child Pornography.
Detectives received information that a particular IP address was used to download images of child pornography. On Friday, detectives executed a search warrant at 8705 S. Tamiami Trail, Lot 141, in Sarasota. Through investigation, detectives learned Donald Crebo, DOB 12/05/61, lived at the residence and downloaded the images through his Pinterest account. Detectives also determined he contacted a 15-year-old girl, enticed her to send sexually explicit photos and offered to pay for sexual intercourse at a nearby hotel. During their search, detectives discovered methamphetamine in Crebo’s wallet and a video on a thumb drive depicting child pornography. During an interview, he admitted to possessing the drugs and images, and attempting to solicit sex with a minor.
Crebo was arrested Friday on three felony counts of Possession of Child Pornography, one count of Lewd or Lascivious Behavior, and one count of Possession of Methamphetamine. He remains in custody at the Sarasota County Jail on $83,000 bond while the investigation continues.