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.
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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.