Child Pornography Arrest

NEWS RELEASE 20-120 - SEPTEMBER 18, 2020
Brooks, Harold

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested a 55-year-old Sarasota man on 200 felony counts of Possession of Child Pornography.
Detectives launched their investigation after receiving information that a particular IP address was used to transmit an image depicting child pornography through an internet search engine. On Thursday, detectives executed a search warrant at 5591 Rosehill Road, Unit 104, in Sarasota, where they discovered Harold Brooks, DOB 05/27/65, lived at the residence and transmitted the image using his laptop computer. During a search of his electronic devices, detectives recovered more than 1,000 photos and videos determined to be child pornography with victims ranging in age from infant to 17 years old.
Brooks was taken into custody Thursday evening and charged with 200 felony counts of Possession of Child Pornography. He remains in custody today without bond while the investigation continues.