SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Deputies arrested a Venice man on Monday for Possession of Child Pornography.
Detectives received numerous tips from NCMEC by and through Yahoo. A user email account was reported and it was determined that it was used for the transmission of child pornography.
Detectives say they reviewed the images and videos provided by the email account and discovered 552 videos and images of illegal child pornography and an additional 3380 images and videos of child erotica.
Yahoo! provided the IP address used that was owned by Comcast. Comcast then advised that the IP address was assigned to account with subscriber information as 50-year-old Scott Terry.
The sheriff’s office says Terry used multiple email addresses to access and view the child pornography images. On Monday, July 1, at 3:55 p.m. deputies met Terry and read him his Miranda Rights.
Terry agreed to speak with the authorities and in a post-Miranda audio recorded statement detectives say he admitted to being in possession of child pornography. Terry said that he downloaded and viewed the pictures on his personal cell phone and he admitted to watching two videos consisting of child pornography, according to the sheriff’s office, which says the videos Terry described matched videos found with the email account.
The sheriff’s office says Terry said he looked at the videos “our of curiosity.”
Terry has been charged on one felony count of Possession of Child Pornography.