CAC Arrest

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
- Crimes Against Children Unit
- Digital Forensic Unit

Sixth Judicial Circuit

James Austin Fulop (Arrested)
DOB: 08/17/1993
Address: 10636 Gandy Boulevard, Lot 33, St. Petersburg
Charges: 10 counts of Possession of Child Pornography

What:
Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit have arrested a St. Petersburg man for Possession of Child Pornography.

When:
The suspect was arrested at about 7:48 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

Where:
The suspect was arrested at his residence, located at 10636 Gandy Boulevard, Lot 33 in unincorporated St. Petersburg.

Why/How:
Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit have arrested a St. Petersburg man for Possession of Child Pornography.

According to detectives, their investigation began in April 2020, after receiving tips from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

Through various investigative techniques, detectives were able to identify the suspect as 26-year-old James Fulop.

Detectives obtained a search warrant from the Sixth Judicial Circuit for Fulop’s Google account and say the account contained images of child pornography. Through their investigation, detectives also recovered multiple child pornography images from additional electronic devices belonging to Fulop.

In an interview with detectives on June 30, 2020, Fulop admitted to viewing child pornography.

Detectives arrested Fulop and charged him with 10 counts of Possession of Child Pornography.

Fulop was transported to the Pinellas County Jail without further incident.

The investigation continues.

A booking photo was not available at the time of this release. 

Posted by Jessica Mackesy Tuesday, June 30, 2020 10:17:00 PM Categories: Crimes Against Persons

Non Emergency Line: (727) 582-6200 | In an Emergency call 911ADA info