Wife missing, husband found with child sex abuse material, feds say

Wife missing, husband found with child sex abuse material, feds say

(As originally published, Fri, December 15th 2023, 12:38 PM EST)

OCALA, Fla. (TND) — A man in Florida is under arrest for possession of child sex abuse material and the feds say the case started with the investigation into his wife’s disappearance.

Prosecutors said law enforcement in Florida seized Brett Baldwin’s cellphone as part of that missing person case.

WKMG reported Nicole Baldwin was last seen on Nov. 2.

“While forensically examining the cellphone,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office reported, “investigators discovered numerous images of child sex abuse material. Some of the juveniles depicted in the images and videos were under the age of 12.”

Wife missing, husband found with child sex abuse material, feds say
Brett Baldwin’s phone was taken and examined as part of the missing person case involving his wife, Dec. 14, 2023. (Marion Co. Sheriff’s Office)

According to WKMG, Baldwin has an 11-year-old daughter and a 13-year-old son.

Baldwin, 43, could get 20 years in federal prison.

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