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.

Writer:WINK News
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