Suspect Arrested for Child Pornography

June 12, 2020

Press release 2019

Lee County Sheriff’s Office detectives, who are also members of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force, have arrested a 22 year old man after images of child pornography were located on his phone.  The ICAC Task Force is a U.S. Department of Justice national network of detectives who proactively investigate and prosecute persons involved in child abuse and child exploitation. 

“I mean it when I say that I have zero tolerance for any kind of abuse,” stated Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “If you victimize anyone in Lee County, especially a child, you will go to jail. I will devote whatever resources necessary to make certain that abusers like him get exactly what they deserve.”

On January 19, 2020, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of sexually explicit images of a child being discovered on the cell phone of Cecil Brodrick Hutchins (DOB 10/04/1997).  Detectives with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit –ICAC Members assumed the investigation. 

A search warrant was subsequently authored and signed for a forensic download. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Digital Forensic Examiner completed the examination.  Detectives reviewed the examination and discovered that Hutchins’ cell phone contained explicit images of a prepubescent female. As a result of the investigation, it was determined that Hutchins was the person responsible because of a tattoo on his hand.

In the early hours of June 12, 2020, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Warrants Task Force located and arrested Cecil Brodrick Hutchins on a felony warrant for sixteen (16) counts of Sexual Performance by a Child, and one count of Lewd and Lascivious Conduct.