Palmetto man, 72, faces child pornography charges

Posted at 4:42 PM, Sep 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-14 16:42:29-04

A 72-year-old Palmetto man has been arrested on 12 counts of child pornography charges.

Robert Glenn Swartz was charged with 11 counts of sexual performance by a child and 1 count of transmission of child pornography, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office said.

On June 22, sheriff's detectives learned possible child pornography was on the suspect's computer. 

An investigation led to a search warrant. Files containing a large amount of child pornography were seized.

Manatee deputies are asking anyone with information to call the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.