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Bradenton man arrested on child porn charges

MANATEE — A Bradenton man has been arrested on charges of possessing child pornography.

Officers with the Bradenton Police Department and the Florida Attorney General’s Office arrested Roberto Manzanero, 24, Thursday on 20 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of promoting the sexual performance of a child, according to an attorney general’s report.

During a routine investigation by the state CyberCrime Task Force, investigators located child porn images that were traced back to Manzanero’s computer.

Manzanero admitted to possessing the images found online during the investigation, according to the report. During a search of his apartment, in the 4800 block of 51st Street West, investigators seized two computers, several CDs and computer disks.

Images found on the computers include video of a toddler being sexually assaulted, the report said. Manzanero is being held in the Manatee County jail on $105,000 bond.

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