Venice Man Charged With Uploading Child Pornography To Website

Venice, Fla. (970 WFLA)-The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested a 33-year-old Venice man Tuesday for Transmission of Obscene Material.

Detectives acting on a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children determined a particular IP address was used to upload an image to a website containing child pornography. Detectives confirmed the IP address was registered to a residence in the 200 block of Flamingo Road and obtained a search warrant for the property. 

Through investigation, detectives learned that 33 year old  Richard Kuchta was living at the home.  Kutcha was taken into custody and charged with one felony count of Transmission of Obscene Material. He was released Tuesday evening on $1,500 bond. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.

Photo Credit: Sarasota County Sheriff's Office 

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