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Tallahassee man arrested for child porn after online sting operation

Man arrested for child porn after online sting operation
Posted at 2:52 PM, Jul 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-07 12:14:44-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man has been arrested on several counts related to child porn. 

According to an arrest report, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement started an online investigation for offender sharing child pornography. 

During the investigation, they were able to pick out an IP address that had download child pornography and was sharing it with others. 

The document says that in June, investigators were able to get information about the owner of the IP address, who was identified as Larry "Tony" Hartman. 

On Thursday, the Leon County Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the FDLE searched Hartman's residence.

They found a computer in Hartman's bedroom that had 15 files indicative of child pornography. 

When interviewed, Hartman admitted to downloading and viewing child pornography, saying that he "hated" himself for it.

He is being held in the Leon County Jail on a $85,000 bond.