Minister arrested on 500 counts of child pornography
Sarasota County detectives arrested 66-year-old Charles Andrews, a minister and registered sex offender, on 500 counts of Possession of Child Pornography late Tuesday night.
Following the execution of a search warrant at 81 Lee Circle in Englewood, detectives learned Andrews downloaded more than 500 images to his computer including at least 50 depicting sexual battery of a child.
Andrews is a registered sex offender who was convicted in 2006 in Alabama of second degree Sexual Abuse.
During the investigation, detectives learned Andrews accessed the images using two email addresses and a social media account; none of which were reported to FDLE.
Andrews faces 500 felony counts of Possession of Child Pornography and three counts of Failure to Meet the Registration Requirements of a Sex Offender.
He remains in custody today without bond while the investigation continues.