Child Pornography Cyber Tips Lead to Arrest

NEWS RELEASE 23-038 - JULY 24, 2023
Seningen, Christopher

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) arrested Christopher Seningen (DOB 5/11/1984) for 29 counts of Possession of Child Pornography.

On July 14, SCSO detectives executed a search warrant at Seningen’s residence, 183 Virginia Court in Englewood, following cyber tips received through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) indicating Seningen had uploaded numerous files of suspected child pornography to a Google server.

Seningen, the sole occupant of the home, was taken into custody without incident. Because Seningen possessed more than 10 images/videos, which included the depiction of sexual battery involving a child, the charges are reclassified one degree higher from 3rd-degree felonies to 2nd-degree felonies.

On July 17, following forensic examination of seized items, 11 additional felony charges were added bringing the total number to 40. The defendant remains in custody at the Sarasota County Correctional Facility.