Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
-Crimes Against Children (CAC) Unit
-Digital Forensics Unit
John Serrantino (Suspect- Arrested)
Address: 2489 Aster Drive, Palm Harbor
Charges: Twenty Counts of Possession of Child Pornography and One Count of Transmission of Child Pornography.
PINELLAS COUNTY- Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children (CAC) Unit have arrested a Palm Harbor man for possession of child pornography and transmission of child pornography.
Detectives began an investigation after receiving information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) that child pornography was being transmitted via the internet. Through various investigative techniques, detectives were able to identify the suspect as 39-year-old John Serrantino. Detectives continued their investigation over the course of several months and located several files of child pornography on Serrantino’s cell phone. Detectives say the images were of children between the ages of three to fourteen years old.
On September 5, 2023, detectives arrested Serrantino and charged him with Twenty Counts of Possession of Child Pornography and One Count of Transmission of Child Pornography. When detectives interviewed Serrantino, he denied viewing the child pornographic images. Serrantino was transported to the Pinellas County Jail.
The investigation continues.
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