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Sarasota man arrested, facing 40 counts of child pornography

Posted at 2:08 PM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 14:08:28-04

SARASOTA, Fla. — A Sarasota man was arrested after police said he's facing 40 counts of child pornography.

On March 20, detectives with the Sarasota Police Department executed a search warrant at 446 Shade Circle for child porn. The search warrant was based off a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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The tips go back to 2018 when James Sutton-Baines, 31, was living in Illinois.

A local tip launched an investigation in March 2019.

Sarasota police found more than 40 images on Sutton-Baine's cell phone and detectives confirmed the images were child porn.

Detectives believe the local crimes were committed between August 2019 - January 2020.

Sutton-Baines was transported to the Sarasota County Jail and is being held on a $40,000 bond.

Detectives do not currently believe any of the children in the images were local children.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call (941) 263-6067.