Man Arrested for Possessing Child Sexual Abuse Material

NEWS RELEASE 21-066 - DECEMBER 9, 2021

The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested a 42-year-old Sarasota man for Possession and Transmission of Child Sexual Abuse Material.

Detectives received a tip in October from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) after more than 50 images depicting child pornography were uploaded to a Google server. Through investigation, detectives utilized the IP address used to upload the images, to identify Damian Rosa, DOB 03/21/79, as the suspect. A search of his Google account yielded 92 explicit images and videos with victims ranging in age from 4 to 17 years old. During an interview, Rosa admitted to distributing illegal images to others online.

Rosa, of 12300 Fruitville Road, was arrested Wednesday and is charged with 30 counts of Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material and a single count of Transmission of Child Sexual Abuse Material by Electronic Device. He remains in custody without bond while the investigation continues.