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Venice man arrested on child pornography charges

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VENICE, FL (WWSB) - A Venice man is Behind bars at the Sarasota County Jail, accused of possessing child pornography.

The investigation began when detectives with the Sarasota County Sheriff's office determined a particular IP address was used to download multiple files of previously identified child pornography.

Detectives with the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit traced the computer's IP Address to 49-year-old Edward McManis.

Detectives recovered more than 100 files of child pornography after executing a search warrant at McManis' home.

McManis is charged with 40 felony counts of Possession: Sexual Performance by a Child. He remains in custody at the Sarasota County Jail without bond.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.

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