MANATEE — A 41-year-old Bradenton man has been charged with possessing photographs of sex performance by a child and showing a child obscene material.
Jeffrey Shinka , who lists his address as the 3400 block of 50th Avenue East, was arrested at 12:08 a.m. Sunday in the 800 block of 17th Avenue West, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.
The report states the alleged crime occurred in the 5700 block of Wauchula Road, Myakka City.
A 15-year-old told detectives Shinka asked for a naked picture sometime between July 1 and July 27, according to the report.
Shinka uploaded the photograph and sent it to another person he was chatting with, the report states.
On another occasion, Shinka asked repeatedly for a photo and the victim, in order to halt the demands, took Shinka’s camera into the bathroom and took photos, not revealing a face, the report states.
Shinka sent this photo to an unknown female, the report states.
After the victim contacted authorities, a controlled call was set up where the victim called Shinka on the pretext of worrying about a child pornography investigation.
During the phone call, Shinka told the victim he deleted the naked photo and the victim did not have to worry about the picture being part of a child pornography investigation.
Shinka was in the Manatee County jail Monday subject to a $3,000 bond, according to the sheriff’s office website.