MANATEE — Manatee County Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested 71-year-old George Ford of Bradenton and charged him with one count of sexual performance by a child.
The investigation began when detectives received information an unknown subject uploaded an inappropriate image of a juvenile female. Subsequent investigation showed the email address belonged to Ford, detectives reported.
Detectives reportedly discovered a child pornographic video on Ford’s computer. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant Nov. 6 and arrested Ford Thursday afternoon.