Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-371

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 4, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Larry McKinnon : lmckinno@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8094

    Man Charged With 100 Counts Possession of Child Pornography

    Detectives with the Internet Predator Unit make arrest.
    • Wednesday
    • October 3, 2012
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 8634 Cadwick Drive
    • Tampa, Florida

    Arrested:


    Dennis Werner
    DOB:  10/10/1947
    8634 Cadwick Drive
    Tampa, Florida
     

    Charges:

    • Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer
    • Possession of Child Pornography (100 Counts)

    Details:

    On October 3, 2012, detectives with the Internet Predator Unit executed a court authorized search warrant at 8634 Cadwick Drive in Tampa. At the time of entry and after notification was given, the suspect Dennis Werner attempted to keep detectives out of his residence by force. Mr. Werner was secured without injury. Four computers, six external hard drives, several CD/DVD’s, memory cards, thumb drives and other electronic equipment were taken for review. Upon entry into Mr. Werner's office, two computers were on and actively downloading suspected child pornography.  Werner was in possession of child pornography files depicting children approximately infant to 15 years of age engaged in sexual activities.

    Dennis Werner was taken into custody and charged with 100 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography and Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer. Mr. Werner was transported to Hillsborough County Jail without incident. Additional charges are pending for complete forensic review of the computers and computer equipment.
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