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    Release Number: 16-318

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 7, 2016
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    Man Charged with 100 Counts Of Possession of Child Pornography

    Over 100 image files of child pornography found on suspect's cell phone.
    • Wednesday
    • July 6, 2016
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 130 Halliday Park Drive
    • Tampa, FL

    Arrested:

    Stephen Christopher Gatto
    DOB: 08/05/1970
    130 Halliday Park Drive
    Tampa, FL

    Charges:
    Possession of Child Pornography (x100)

    Details:

    On June 30, 2016, a court-authorized search warrant was executed on a Samsung Galaxy S3 cell phone. A complete forensic review of the cell phone revealed over 100 image files of child pornography, which depicted children approximately 6 to 16 years of age either posing or engaged in sexual activities. Communications indicated that Stephen Gatto is the owner of the micro SD 4GB card located inside the cell phone.

    On July 6, 2016, a court-authorized search warrant was executed at the residence of Stephen Gatto, 130 Halliday Park Drive. Several electronic devices were seized and will be forensically reviewed for further evidence. Gatto was arrested and charged with 100 counts of Possession of Child Pornography. More charges may be forthcoming.
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