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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Wood, Donna

Public Information Officer 
News Date: 11/8/2012 

 Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives Charge Auburndale Man with 40 Counts of Possession of Child Porn 


On Wednesday, November 07, 2012, Polk County Sheriff’s Office undercover detectives arrested Jesse Allen Rittenhouse DOB, 03-31-79, 2211 Drexel Boulevard, Auburndale, charging him with 40 counts of Possession of Child Pornography.

Detectives received information that Rittenhouse, who lives with his elderly grandmother, had downloaded images of child pornography to his computer.  (Detectives do not believe Rittenhouse’s grandmother had any knowledge of the images on her grandson’s computer.)

A search warrant was obtained and detectives located 38 images and two videos of child pornography depicting children engaged in sexual acts with adults and other children and/or displaying their genitals in a lewd manner.  Detectives also located a small amount of cannabis and a bong in the suspect’s bedroom where the computer was discovered.

Rittenhouse was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Maintain a Dwelling for Drug Use, and 40 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography.  Rittenhouse was booked into the Polk County Jail on no bond.