Marco Island man arrested on more than five dozen child pornography charges
A tip led to the Thursday morning arrest of a Marco Island man on more than 60 counts of child pornography.
Authorities arrested Anthony Chiesa, 46, on 33 counts of transmission of child pornography, in addition to 33 counts related to possession of child pornography — both considered third-degree felonies.
About 6 a.m., Marco Island Police Department and the Collier County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant at Chiesa' residence, in the 1200 block of Bluebird Avenue.
They had launched an investigation into the child pornography possession and distribution allegations after they received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
The extensive investigation resulted in the arrest of Chiesa, who was taken to the Naples Jail Center.
He's next due in court Dec. 5 on all 66 counts, jail records indicate. No bond information was available Friday morning.
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