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Canadian Child Pornography Investigation Leads To An Arrest In Charlotte County

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A man was arrested in Charlotte County on Tuesday in connection with a child pornography investigation in Canada.

The suspect, 37-year-old Nathan Potter, was arrested by a Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office detective at the Flamingo Motel in Punta Gorda.

According to the CCSO, Potter had been identified by Canadian authorities as coercing a child to send nude photos of herself through mobile apps. Law enforcement officials in Georgia were also pursuing Potter after having identified him in a similar complaint.

Potter was charged with possessing photographs of sexual performance by a child and compiling computer pornography involving a minor. Both charges are third degree felonies.

Potter is currently being held without bond at the Charlotte County jail.

Andrea Perdomo is a reporter for WGCU News. She started her career in public radio as an intern for the Miami-based NPR station, WLRN. Andrea graduated from Florida International University, where she was a contributing writer for the student-run newspaper, The Panther Press, and was also a member of the university's Society of Professional Journalists chapter.