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MARION COUNTY, FL – On Thursday, August 27, 2020, Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Detective Sutliff arrested Jonathan Mathura, 24, and Michael Brooks, 62, for Possession of Child Pornography. On Tuesday, June 28th, 2020, Detective Sutliff received a Cyber Tip from the Nation Center for Missing and Exploited Children, in reference to child pornography. A search warrant was served by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) for an account with the username “Jonny Mathura”.
The results of the search warrant revealed 1,091 pictures and 239 videos depicting child pornography. On Thursday, August 27, 2020, a search warrant was executed at Jonathan Mathura and Michael Brooks’ shared residence. During the search of the residence, Mathura was questioned about his possession of child pornography, at which time he admitted to downloading photos and videos to his personal computer and online file storage account. After Mathura was interviewed and detained, Brooks, who was not initially a suspect in the investigation, was questioned. During his interview, Brooks admitted to viewing and possession child pornography on two cellphones only he had used. Both Mathura and Brooks were taken to MCSO Criminal Investigation Division for further questioning.
As a result, Jonathan Mathura and Michael Brooks were both arrested for Possession of Child Pornography. They were taken to the Marion County Jail with bonds of $100,000.00