FDLE agents arrested Craig Allen Kennington, 57, of Lake City, today on five counts of possession of child sexual abuse material in violation of Florida Statute 827.071(5).
The investigation began as agents discovered that a computer in Columbia County was downloading and sharing child sexual abuse material using peer-to-peer software. With the assistance of the Lake City Police Department, agents executed a search warrant at Kennington’s residence this morning, seizing his laptop computer.
An on-scene forensic preview of the device revealed videos featuring children as young as 1 year old being sexually abused. Additional charges are possible pending further forensic analysis of the laptop.
Kennington was arrested and booked into the Columbia County Jail on a no-bond status pending first appearance. The case will be prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, 3th Judicial Circuit.
Please visit the FDLE website to review tips for keeping your children safe online at https://secureflorida.org/SF/Family-Safety/BPParents.