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Body of Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges Found in Gulf

Body Found
Posted at 3:24 PM, Oct 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-14 11:31:46-04

HUDSON, Fla. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies say the body a man who was recently arrested on child porn charges was found floating in the Gulf of Mexico.

A boater called the U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday after spotting the body about three miles off of Hudson.

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office said the man was identified as 64-year-old John Curtis Sr. of Port Richey. Investigators learned that Curtis left Hudson Marina on a boat belonging to his friend around 10 a.m. Tuesday. The boat was found in the Gulf.

Sheriff's officials say foul play is not suspected, but investigators are waiting on a cause of death from the medical examiner.   

Curtis was arrested Oct. 8 for possession of child pornography.