Tallahassee, FL (February 11, 2019) – Police arrested 43-year-old Jonathan Callahan after he was caught sharing child pornography on his personal Tumblr blog. Callahan was arrested on 14 counts related to child pornography and promotion of child pornography. Investigators say that he has since bonded out.
The charges came after the police department received a tip in December of last year from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that somebody had uploaded multiple forms of child pornography onto their blog. When they traced the email, it led back to Callahan. Police issued a warrant for his arrest but he was away on business and wasn't expected to return until February 2.
Authorities eventually caught up with Callahan, where they then seized two more cellphones and a laptop. Callahan acknowledged that the child pornography they discovered belonged to him and claimed that while he didn’t upload many pictures himself, he did reblog several images.
Now, Callahan is being charged with one count of possession of child pornography, 13 counts of child pornography from his personal email, and other related charges.
Tallahassee Child Pornography Laws
Though all sex crimes are serious in their own ways, ones involving children tend to carry some of the most devastating penalties. If you have been charged with a child pornography crime in Tallahassee or anywhere else in Florida, you could be facing some of the most severe consequences handed down in cases involving sex crimes. Any crime that takes place involving an innocent child is deemed heinous in nature and possession of child pornography or any related crime can carry fines, a lengthy prison stay, and having to register as a sex offender for the remainder of your life. However, you don’t have to be fearful of the impact this could have on you.
At Musca Law, we understand that these allegations can be devastating, which is why we thoroughly believe that it is imperative that you act sooner rather than later when it comes to defending your rights. Our sex crime attorneys in Florida have handled many cases like these in the past and will work diligently to ensure that your rights are protected under the laws. We are willing to stand by your side every step of the way, so please give us a call today at (888) 484-5057 to get started.