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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-792

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 30, 2018
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    Man Arrested For Child Pornography

    He was taken into custody without incident.
    • Thursday
    • November 29, 2018
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County



    Edwin Mendez-Figueroa

    DOB: 10/08/1966

    906 Otto Villa Place

    Tampa, FL


    Charges: 85 counts of Possession of Child Pornography



    On November 29, 2018, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Internet Predator Unit served a court-authorized search warrant at 906 Otto Villa Place after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). An on-scene forensic examination of a computer device belonging to the arrestee, Edwin Mendez-Figueroa, located 85 images/videos of children depicted in various sexual acts. The arrestee was taken into custody and transported to Orient Road Jail without incident. Additional digital devices were located and further forensic examination of these devices are pending. Additional charges could be forthcoming.

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