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Seminole County Man Arrested for Possession of CP

| July 13, 2008 at 09:55 pm

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Attorney General Bill McCollum announced that Seminole County man has been taken into custody on charges of child pornography possession. Timothy Howell was arrested today by law enforcement officers with the CyberCrime Unit, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, the Altamonte Springs Police Department, and the Innocent Images Task Force of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Investigators with the CyberCrime Unit determined Howell, 63, possessed images of child pornography while executing a search warrant of his home in Altamonte Springs. The equipment removed from Howell’s house will undergo additional forensic analysis to locate any possible additional images.

Howell will be charged with one count of possession of child pornography and under the CyberCrimes Against Children Act of 2007. If convicted, Howell faces up to five years in prison. He will be booked into the Seminole County Jail and will be prosecuted by attorneys with the CyberCrime Unit. The unit is a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) of Central Florida, as is the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office