Sarasota man arrested on federal child porn charges

September 18, 2013 

SARASOTA -- A 42-year-old Sarasota man has been arrested on federal child pornography charges, according to the Sarasota Police Department.

Ryan E. Bartley was arrested Monday, after a week-long undercover operation started after the regional Child Exploitative Taskforce received information he was trading child pornography over the Internet, Sarasota police said.

Bartley, who is being held at the Pinellas County jail, faces one count each of child pornography and distributing child pornography.

The task force, which conducted the Bartley investigation along with the FBI, includes the Sarasota and Bradenton police departments.

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