74-year-old Venice man arrested for possession of child pornography

Posted at 1:53 PM, Mar 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-19 13:53:02-04

A 74-year-old Venice man has been arrested for possession of child pornography. 

Hartley Haines was arrested by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, March 15. 

Detectives say they received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children after a particular IP address was used to download multiple files previously identified as containing child pornography. 

Detectives confirmed the location of the IP address and obtained a search warrant for the property. 

Deputies searched the property and did a forensic scan of his computer and found 40 images determined to be child pornography. 

Haines was charged with 40 felony counts of Possession: Sexual Performance by a Child. He was released Saturday on $80,000 bond.