Tip leads to arrest of Pasco man on child sex charges
By WFLA.com web staff
Francis Pfeffer, 63, is being held at the Land O' Lakes Detention Center. Jail booking photo
NEW PORT RICHEY, FL (WFLA) -
An online tip led to the arrest of a 63-year-old New Port Richey man on multiple child sex charges.
Pasco County Sheriff's Office cyber crimes detectives arrested Francis Pfeffer on Thursday.
Detectives say they discovered lewd photos of a minor female victim on a digital camera they found while executing a search warrant. Detectives say they interviewed the girl who said that Pfeffer encouraged her to drink alcohol and take her clothes off.
Investigators say Pfeffer told them he had the girl at his home on prior occasions and believed the girl was in her late teens.
Detectives say they also found numerous nude photos of different females on the camera. Two additional underage girls were identified from photos.
Investigators say that after Pfeffer was arrested, he admitted to taking "silly pictures" of young females who went to his house, according to an arrest affidavit.
Pfeffer is charged with unlawful sexual activity with a minor, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, promoting sexual performance by a child and possesion of sexual performance by a child.
He is being held at the Land O' Lakes Detention Center.