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Police: Sarasota man arrested after child porn found on phone

Keith Hill
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Published: Sep. 27, 2021 at 12:14 PM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A Sarasota man is in jail after his girlfriend found sexually explicit videos involving children as young as 5 years old on his phone, police say. And detectives now believe there may be additional victims.

Keith Hill, 33, of Sarasota, is facing charges including:

  • Three counts of capital sexual battery with a victim under 12
  • 36 counts of possession of child pornography
  • Three counts of lewd lascivious molestation of a victim under 12

In August, Sarasota Police detectives began an investigation after Hill’s girlfriend found disturbing videos on his cellphone and contacted police.

Following Hill’s arrest, a search warrant was issued to be able to examine Hill’s phone. The forensic exam found additional sexually explicit videos of another victim, a 5-year-old boy, investigators said.

This month, while in jail, Hill made contact with family members of the victims through calls and text messages, according to the arrest report. Hill also asked other people to contact the family members of the victims.

He is now facing additional charges of tampering with a witness and violation of a no-contact order.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Detective Megan Buck at 941-263-6067 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS or going online.

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