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David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-260

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 12, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    HCSO Internet Predator Unit Arrest Suspect

    Suspect is charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.
    • Thursday
    • July 12, 2012
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 11310 Pine Ct #B306
    • Tampa, Florida


    Steven Carl Brannon, Jr.
    DOB: 2/11/1987
    11310 Pine Ct. #B306
    Tampa, Florida 33612


    • Distribution of Child Pornography (8 Counts)
    • Possession of Child Pornography (21 Counts)


    On June 15, 2012, Detectives with the Internet Predator Unit executed a court authorized search warrant at the residence of 11310 Pine Ct. #B306 in Tampa, after a two month long investigation. Three computers, external and internal hard drives, cell phones and SD cards were seized. A subsequent computer forensic revealed that Steven Brannon Jr. was in possession of files depicting children approximately 3 - 16 years of age engaged in sexual activities. Mr. Brannon Jr. was also in possession of child pornography files that he made available for download, which were downloaded by Detectives.

    On July 12, 2012, Mr. Brannon Jr. was taken into custody by Detectives without incident. Brannon, Jr. was charged with 8 counts of Distribution of Child Pornography and 21 counts of Possession of Child Pornography. He is currently a reservist with the United States Military.
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