Manatee County Schools employee charged with possession of child pornography

Manatee County Schools employee charged with possession of child pornography
John L Wingate (Source: WWSB)

BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - A Manatee County School employee has been arrested and charged with the possession of child pornography, according to Bradenton Police.

According to a release from the department, Bradenton PD, along with the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force, received credible information regarding the transmission of Child Pornography.

A warrant was served at the home of John L. Wingate who was employed by the School District of Manatee County as a substitute teacher.

Detectives arrested and charged Wingate on multiple counts of possession of Child Pornography. This is the second arrest of a Manatee County school employee today. Another substitute teacher was charged after allegedly striking a child.

ABC7 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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