NEWS RELEASE FDLE agents arrest Hernando County man for child pornography
TAMPA – The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Tampa Bay Regional Operations Center arrested Joseph Costa, 59, of 14111 Newcastle Avenue in Springhill on 3 counts of possession of child pornography, a level three felony.
FDLE Agents from the Tampa Bay Regional Operations Center’s Brooksville Field Office, agents with Department of Homeland Security, along with deputies from Hernando County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the warrant execution and arrest after finding images of child pornography.
According to agents, several computers were seized and will undergo additional forensic evaluation to determine if additional charges will be filed.
Costa was arrested without incident and booked into the Hillsborough County jail. This case will be prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, 13th Judicial Circuit. Please visit the FDLE Computer Crime Center website to review tips for keeping your children safe online at: www.fdle.state.fl.us/FC3/
For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger, Keith Kameg or Steve Arthur FDLE Office of Public Information (850) 410-7001Tweet