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Man arrested on child porn charges
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Man arrested on child porn charges

Riverview, FL -- On June 14, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Internet Predator Unit concluded a two-month online child exploitation investigation with the arrest of a 40-year-old Riverview man.

Peter Barnhill was arrested on 20 counts of possessing child pornography and as a result of a search of his home on Beechberry Drive, enhanced each count to a 2nd degree felony.

After his arrest, Barnhill admitted to police to downloading files depicting child pornography and saving them in a folder titled "Hold".

According to HCSO, a subsequent search located numerous images and video/movie files depicting children as young as toddlers either posed in lewd position or engaged in sexual activity.

The files were located in a folder titled "Hold III".Some of the files are from identified child pornography series known to detectives.

Detectives seized numerous computer related items (computers, hard drives) which will be searched forensically.

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