Port Charlotte man arrested for child pornography

Posted at 5:13 PM, Jan 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-13 07:26:21-05

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- A Port Charlotte man is facing charges totaling  20 counts of possession of child pornography.

FDLE, specials agents and the CCSO executed a search warrant at the home of 25-year-old Nicholas Berlen.

Several computers were taken from his home and were later examined.

Over 5,000 images of suspected child pornography, some involving children as young as five years old was retrieved.

Berlen was booked into the Charlotte County Jail.