Broward County

Man arrested on child pornography charges in Fort Lauderdale

A Fort Lauderdale man has been arrested on child pornography charges after authorities said they found videos and other material inside his home.

Fort Lauderdale Police Department detectives, in partnership with the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, executed the search warrant and made the eventual arrest Thursday morning.

Detectives used software developed by the nonprofit organization Child Rescue Coalition to locate an IP address actively trading the child pornography. The IP address was traced and later located to Apartment 3 at 814 NE 14th Place in Fort Lauderdale.

Authorities said they found a computer inside the home containing 10 graphic videos of children as young as 4 being sexually abused by adults.

The suspect was identified as 32-year-old Jorge E. Vasquez. He was charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography, one count of the use of a computer to compile child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography with intent to promote.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Detective Robert Mauro at 954-888-1570, Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477), or The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST.

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