Venice man accused of downloading child pornography

Venice man accused of downloading child pornography

Staff Report Wednesday Aug 14, 2019 at 2:35 PM

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He is in jail without bail.

A Venice man was arrested Tuesday on charges of downloading child pornography from the internet.

According to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, detectives acting on information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children traced child pornography to a home in the 1200 block of Barbara Drive. On Tuesday a detective interviewed the resident, John Banda, 40, and he admitted to downloading the child pornography.

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Banda, who was arrested on 21 counts of possession of child pornography, remains in the Sarasota County jail without bail.

The case remains under investigation.