MANATEE COUNTY - Detectives have arrested a Palmetto man after they say he was connected to pornographic photos of a 14-year-old.
42-year-old Paul Ventre was arrested Wednesday on 20 charges of Sexual Performance of a Child, and one count of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation.
According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, a memory card of photos was turned in to authorities in May containing pornographic images of a minor.
Detectives later identified Ventre as a suspect, and the minor as a 14-year-old female. Ventre was arrested Wednesday and a search warrant was performed on his residence.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the sheriff's office at (941) 747-3011, ext. 1970, or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.