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Drug bust leads to child porn arrest
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Clearwater, Florida -- A search of a man's computer seized in a drug bust uncovered pictures of him having sex with a 12-year-old girl.

According to Clearwater Police, 40-year-old Jermaine Bennett was arrested on April 25 when his home, at 221 N. Saturn Ave., was searched by narcotics detectives who seized numerous narcotics and drug paraphernalia.

Among the items found were crystal meth, crack cocaine, powder cocaine, heroin, fentanyl patches, liquid lidocaine, xanax pills, a stolen laptop and ammunition.

During a search of stolen laptop, images were found of Bennett having sex with a 12-year-old girl. Detectives contacted the girl who said he coerced her into having sex with him and he recorded the encounters.

Bennett, currently in jail on numerous drug possession charges, now has six additional charges for Production of Child Pornography and Lewd and Lascivious Battery.

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