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Manatee deputies charge man, 55, with 20 counts of child porn

MANATEE -- A 55-year-old man has been charged with 20 counts of possession child poronography, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Hugh Sanford Grogan was arrested Wednesday, after an investigation that started in March when Homeland Security Investigations informed the sheriff's office that someone using a computer in Manatee County was involved with child pornography, according to a news release.

Subsequent investigation led to detectives obtaining warrants for Grogan's arrest. He was arrested in Hillsborough County and was being held at the Hillsborough County jail.

"Detectives do not believe any of the 387 pornographic photos were local children," the news release states.

Anyone with information on the case can call the sheriff's office at 941-747-3011, ext. 1970.

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