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Wesley Chapel man accused of possession of child porn

WESLEY CHAPEL — A Wesley Chapel man was arrested Tuesday morning after authorities say he tried to buy child pornography from more than 10 users on a social networking app called MeetMe.

Detectives also found on the phone of 25-year-old Ryan Soto several images of female minors engaging in sexual acts, according to an arrest report.

Deputies located Soto at his home after receiving an anonymous tip about a man soliciting child porn. Soto admitted to asking the MeetMe users for the images and writing to them "the more illegal the more $$$," the Pasco Sheriff's Office said.

In an interview with deputies, Soto also said he sent several minors nude pictures of himself using Kik and Facebook messenger.

Soto was charged with 10 counts of possessing and viewing child porn. His bail was set at $50,000.

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