Tallahassee man arrested on child porn charges

Eric Hancock

By: WCTV Eyewitness News
December 7, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A Tallahassee man has been arrested on multiple counts of possession of child pornography.

35-year-old Eric Hancock was taken into custody on Thursday.

According to arrest documents, Leon County deputies and the Department of Homeland Security were conducting online investigations to identify offenders sharing child pornography. During the investigation, a local IP address was found to be associated with files believed to contain child pornography.

After gaining access to the files, investigators confirmed that they contained photos of naked children.

On December 6, members of the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, comprised of LCSO, FDLE, and DHS, served a search warrant at Hancock's residence in Tallahassee.

Investigators say Hancock admitted to downloading the child pornography and stated that he had "had a problem" with it for quite some time, admitting he had been downloading such material since he was a kid.

Hancock was charged with 15 counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of possession with promotion of child pornography. He remains in the Leon County Detention Facility.



 
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