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North Fort Myers man sentenced to prison for possession of child pornography

By Staff | Oct 12, 2021

A North Fort Myers man has been sentenced to 36 months in prison for nine counts of possession of child pornography.

David Nathaniel Mott, 40, also was sentenced to 60 months of Sex Offender Probation following his incarceration.

He must register as a sex offender.

In September 2019, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children of a tip that a specific IP address had uploaded an image of child pornography. Detectives investigated and it led them to the Mott residence, the State Attorney’s Office said in a release issued Tuesday.

“The defendant was questioned and admitted viewing and obtaining images of child pornography,” the release states. “Detectives took custody of his laptop computer and cell phone. A search warrant for the digital forensic processing of the devices was then obtained and Illegal sexual images of children were found on the defendant’s computer.”

The State Attorney’s Office Special Victims Unit then joined the investigation and an arrest warrant ultimately was issued.

Assistant State Attorney Christine Cummins prosecuted the case.