COPS: Orange City Man, 26, Charged With Possessing Child Porn; Girls Estimated To Range From 7 To 13 Years Old

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Jacob Pugliese
According to authorities, Jacob Pugliese, 26, of Orange City, was arrested Friday afternoon at home on six counts of possession of a sexual performance by a child. He was later released from the Branch Jail on $60,000 bail.

A 26-year-old Orange City man was arrested on six charges of possessing child pornography after a tip led to the discovery of several sexually explicit videos of children on his computer.

According to authorities, Jacob Pugliese, was arrested Friday afternoon at home on six counts of possession of a sexual performance by a child. He was later released from the Branch Jail on $60,000 bail.

His arrest followed a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which alerts local law enforcement to reports of exploitation and child pornographic material that have been shared online.

The tip led to sheriff’s detectives executing a search warrant at Pugliese’s home on Tanglewood Drive in Orange City. Detectives seized cell phones, computers, laptops, tablets and a kindle tablet for forensic examination and located several videos or photos of sexual exploitation of girls estimated to range from 7 to 13 years old.

The investigation indicates Pugliese uploaded files containing suspected child pornography and sent the files to other users.       

Due to the nature of the materials found, the Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public of this case and asking anyone who may have more information to contact the Volusia County Sheriff’s Child Exploitation Unit at (386) 323-3574.

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