John Pyle, 65 of Sarasota, was arrested in Mexico over the weekend, after being on the run for nearly six years.

Florida Man Arrested In Mexico After Skipping Court In Child Porn Case Nearly 6 Years Ago

SARASOTA, Fla. – John Pyle, 65 of Sarasota, was arrested in Mexico over the weekend, after being on the run for nearly six years.

According to police, Pyle was arrested by the Sarasota Police Department in 2016 on charges of child pornography and failed to show up for court in 2017. 

On Saturday, June 11, 2022, Pyle was booked into the Miami Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Center in Miami, Florida.

The U.S. Marshals Florida, Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force Tampa Field Office developed information that Pyle was in Mexico in the small town of Merida, just outside Cancun. 

John Pyle, 65 of Sarasota, was arrested in Mexico over the weekend, after being on the run for nearly six years.
John Pyle, 65

Agents coordinated with the U.S. Marshals Mexican Foreign Field Office and Mexican Immigration authorities and learned Pyle had no legal status to stay in Mexico.

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Pyle was arrested and deported from Mexico at 2:42 p.m. Saturday by Mexican officials and transported to Miami.  The U.S. Marshals Florida, Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force Miami Field Office arrested Pyle and he was booked into the Miami Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Center at 8:12 p.m. Saturday.

A search warrant was executed at Pyle’s apartment at 3360 South Osprey Avenue, Sarasota, in June 2016 after Sarasota Police Detectives received cyber tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  The tips included uploaded images of child pornography.

Sarasota Police detectives worked with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office to conduct an initial forensic preview of any computer or cell phone found on the property in search of child pornography. 

The initial search by detectives found two bondage images of child pornography, 15 images of sexual conduct, and 31 child pornography images with no sexual conduct. 

Pyle was charged with 15 counts of Possession of Child Pornography in 2016 with additional charges pending.

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