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Pinellas County Man Charged With Possessing Child Sexual Abuse Material

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the arrest and filing of a criminal complaint charging Calvin Roy Dutton (60, St. Petersburg) with possession of child sexual abuse material. Dutton was arrested on May 31, 2024.

According to the criminal complaint, Dutton mailed a hard drive to a company in Illinois for repairs. The hard drive contained more than 1,000 images of child sexual abuse material. When an employee began his work to recover data from the hard drive, he discovered the child sexual abuse material and contacted law enforcement. On May 31, 2024, a search warrant was executed at Dutton’s home. Dutton admitted that he owned the hard drive and that he had copied files from his laptop to it.  

A complaint is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the St. Petersburg Police Department. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ross Roberts.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.  Led by United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

Updated June 4, 2024

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