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May 29, 2020

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Brittney Carman
Community Relations Specialist
Office: (352) 341-7486


(Citrus County, FL) On May 28, 2020, as the result of a lengthy investigation, Citrus County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) arrested 41-year-old Anthony Green (DOB 03/02/1979) of Crystal River, for 11 counts of possession of child pornography.

Based on information received during the course of this investigation, a search warrant was executed on an electronic device owned by Green. As a result of the search warrant, Detective Barry, of the CCSO High Tech Crimes Unit was able to identify images depicting child pornography that had been downloaded and saved on the device.

“The harm that is inflicted by exploiting children in this manner is devastating. We will continue to aggressively pursue and arrest those responsible for these types of vulgar crimes,” stated Sheriff Prendergast. “Our youth is our prime concern and CCSO detectives will adamantly work to remove dangers such as Green from our community.”

On May 28, 2020, both Detective Barry and Detective Ricci of the CCSO's Special Victim’s Unit conducted an interview with Green. During the interview, Green confirmed he was the sole owner of the electronic device. In addition, he admitted to officials of utilizing the electronic device to search the internet for, download, and view images of child pornography.

Based on his admission, and the evidence collected from the electronic device, Green was placed under arrest and turned over to the Citrus County Jail with a total bond set at $55,000.00.

As we further continue this investigation into the discovery of digital evidence, additional charges for Green arise. We will also continue to work with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in an attempt to identify any victims depicted in the images possessed by Green.

Our office is dedicated to helping victims of crime. It is our goal to ensure that every victim is treated with respect and dignity. If you are a victim or know of a victim that could be related to this case, please contact our office at 352-726-1121 to make a report.

Posted on 29 May 2020

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