Crimes Against Children detectives arrest Dunedin man on child porn charges

Richard Andre

DUNEDIN — Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 62-year-old Dunedin man about 11:48 a.m. May 22 on 10 counts of possession of child pornography.

Richard Andre was booked into the Pinellas County Jail about 12:52 p.m. Bail was set at $1 million.

Detectives with the Crimes Against Children Unit began an investigation in March after receiving tips from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children.

Detectives then identified Andre as the suspect. Detectives say they were able to recover numerous images depicting child pornography from Andre’s personal home computer.

Andre reportedly admitted to detectives that he searched for images of child pornography and saved them to his computer.