Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 10-037

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 29, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Deputy Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8094

    Registered Sexual Offender Charged With 60 Counts Of Possession Of Child Pornography

    A sexual offender was arrested after detectives found hundreds of child porn photos and videos on computer equipment inside his Tampa home.
    • Friday
    • January 29, 2010
    • Time: 11:30 PM
    • 7000 N. Highland Ave.
    • Tampa, Florida 33604

    Kelley, Michael DOB 04/29/51
    7000 N. Highland Ave
    Tampa Fl 33604

    60 counts of Possession Child Pornography, Felony
    (Enhanced for Possession of Images of Child Under Age of 5 years)
    On January 29, 2010 at 3:45 p.m. Sheriff’s Detectives executed a search warrant at 7000 N Highland Ave seizing several computers, external hard drives and memory cards containing hundreds of photos and videos depicting children engaged in pornographic sexual activity.
    Detectives acting on a tip searched Kelley’s one bedroom garage apartment finding the computer equipment that contained volumes of graphic sexual images of children, some who appear to be as young as two years old.
    Detectives will spend weeks examining additional computer storage equipment searching for additional child pornography and attempting to identify the young victims.
    Post Miranda, Kelley admitted to downloading the child pornography. Michael Kelley is a Florida Sexual Offender and is currently on probation for falling to register.
    Earlier Friday evening Kelley was taken to the Hillsborough County Jail where he’s being held without bail.
    Detectives are asking the public if anyone has additional information regarding Michael Kelley and his activity to contact them at 813-247-8000. or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS
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