MANATEE — A 55-year-old man was arrested today on 24 counts of child pornography possession.
Manatee County Sheriff’s Office investigators learned May 25 that James E. Ellis III had multiple images of child pornography on a flash drive and a CD.
The images were discovered after a co-worker helped Ellis move out of his residence and inadvertently came across the images of children.
Detectives later investigated and confirmed the images were pornographic.
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Ellis was arrested today in Sarasota.
Anyone with additional information on this case can call the sheriff’s office at (941) 747-3011, ext. 1970, or remain anonymous and possibly qualify for a reward by calling Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS (8477).