Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Patrick Melton Charged with Possession of Child Porn

Florida officials have arrested a 16-year-old Tampa boy and charged him as an adult with 50 counts of possession of child pornography.

Patrick Melton of Tampa was originally taken into custody June 10 but charged as a minor. Officials later decided to try him as an adult and re-arrested him Monday. A spokesman for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, J.D. Callaway, said Melton's computer was identified in a network of computers downloading and trading images and videos of children ages 2 to 12.

Melton is in jail with bail set at $100,000.

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