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Additional pornography charges for Kissimmee man

Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 4:40 pm



Osceola County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a Kissimmee man arrested last week on child pornography charges with additional charges this week after finding nude photos of underage girls on his cellphone.

Jon Cantino, 18, was served with felony warrants this week, including 10 counts of transmission of material harmful to minors by electronic device, five counts of certain uses of a computer device and two counts of lewd and lascivious battery, Sheriff’s spokesperson Twis Lizasuain said. He was arrested on Oct. 10 for counts of possession of child pornography after detectives found hundreds of images on the computer, some of which he unsuccessfully tried to upload to Facebook, at the Mallard Circle home he shares with his parents.

Detectives found the nude photos of the teenage girls this week during further investigation. Both 15-year old victims, who reside in Orange and Osceola Counties, where contacted, and they told detectives Cantino asked them to send photos of themselves to him. On two occasions, one of the teenage girls met Cantino at his residence and they had consensual sex, Lizasuain said.

Based on their statements and the evidence, Cantino was charged with the additional crimes and is currently in the Osceola County Jail on $75,000 bond.