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Sarasota man faces 40 child porn charges

SARASOTA -- A Sarasota man faces 40 counts of possession of child pornography after deputies raided his apartment Wednesday morning, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies arrested Edward Winn after they determined he was leasing an Internet Protocol address to download 87 files containing "hash values" containing child pornography, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

Deputies watched an apartment in the 1000 block of Beneva Road to confirm Winn lived there.

"During the execution of a search warrant there this morning, detectives seized computers and storage devices, which later were found to hold child pornography," according to the release.

Winn is also charged with 4possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He is being held at the Sarasota County jail on bonds totaling $101,000.

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