Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-102

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 19, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Child Pornography Arrest

    Images are discovered on computer when it is taken in for repair.
    • Friday
    • March 16, 2012
    • Time: 1:22 PM
    • 10815 Monica Drive
    • Gibsonton, FL


    Jodie Thomas Cardell
    DOB: 7-11-77
    10815 Monica Drive
    Gibsonton, FL


    • Possession of Child Pornography (10 counts)


    On March 7, 2012, a custom made computer was taken for computer repairs at 9427 Highway 301 South in Gibsonton. During the repairs the witness located and described photos of 3 – 4 year old girls exposing themselves sexually. A court authorized search warrant was executed on the custom made computer. The subsequent review revealed images depicting children as young as toddlers to 12 years old either posed in lewd positions or engaged in sexual activities. During the investigation the defendant was identified as the user/owner of the computer. Cardell admitted to detectives that he saved the images of young children posed in lewd positions. The images were downloaded from known websites.

    Cardell was previously arrested and convicted for child pornography in Hillsborough County.
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