SARASOTA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10)– The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Sarasota man on 50 counts of Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material.
Detectives received a tip in July from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) after four videos depicting child pornography were uploaded to a Dropbox server. Through investigation, detectives utilized the IP address used to upload the images, to identify Ian Hancock, DOB 08/19/99, as the suspect.
A search by detectives of his Dropbox account and cell phone yielded more than 200 explicit images and videos with victims ranging in age from infant to 14 years old. During the course of the investigation, detectives recovered more than 400 grams of marijuana from Hancock’s residence along with additional marijuana, methamphetamine, and a glass pipe in his possession upon arrest.