Social media trail leads to arrest of suspect in possession of child pornography in Marion County

Edgar Castanon
Edgar Castanon

A social media trail led to the arrest of a suspect in possession of child pornography in Marion County.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detectives on Tuesday arrested 43-year-old Edgar Castanon for possessing and uploading 12 images and one video of child pornography to his social media account.

Detective Shannon Wiles with the MCSO Internet Crimes Against Children Unit received a tip on Aug. 15 that Castanon’s email was affiliated with an account that uploaded media containing child pornography to a social media site. The tip also said that the IP address used was located in Marion County. Detectives subpoenaed the suspect’s internet provider in order to identify the user, which led detectives to Castanon. Detectives secured a search warrant for his home and then made contact with Castanon. Post Miranda, Castanon admitted to viewing the child pornography, distributing the child porn on the site and then deleting it off of his electronic device.

Castanon is charged with 13 counts of possessing child pornography and 13 counts of promoting child pornography. He was booked at the Marion County Jail on $130,000 bond.