PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. – Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit, with Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, have arrested a Largo man for Possession and Transmission of Child Pornography.
According to detectives, their investigation began on July 8, 2019, after receiving tips from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).
Through various investigative techniques, detectives were able to identify the suspect as 27-year-old Bryan Montgomery Acton.
Detectives obtained a search warrant from the Sixth Judicial Circuit for Acton’s residence. Through their investigation, detectives recovered multiple child pornography images from multiple electronic devices belonging to Acton.
In an interview with detectives on September 30, 2020, Acton admitted to possessing child pornography and to sharing/transmitting the files with other subjects.
Detectives arrested Acton and charged him with 20 counts of Possession of Child Pornography and 1 count of Transmission of Child Pornography.
Acton was transported to the Pinellas County Jail without further incident.
If you feel you have been a victim or know someone who had contact with Acton or could be a victim, please contact Detective Paden of the Crimes Against Children Unit at (727) 582-6200.