Tampa military contractor charged with 16 counts of child porn possession
TAMPA, FLA - A military contractor in Tampa was charged with over a dozen counts of possession of child pornography on Wednesday.
 
According to Tampa Police, In April of 2022, the Tampa Police Department received a cyber tip regarding a person in Tampa who was sharing child pornography via social media.

Through investigative means, Tampa PD officers were led to the home of Anthony Pendleton III, 26, on W Wyoming Avenue in Tampa. Pendleton confessed to knowingly sharing child pornography. Pendleton is employed with Rebellion Defense, a contractor for the Department of Defense.

Multiple computers, phones and electronic storage devices were found in his
residence. Pendleton was arrested and charged with 16 counts of possession of child pornography. Additional charges are expected.