Florida man arrested for child pornography concealment detectives call ‘biggest they’ve ever seen’

A Florida man arrested last month was found to be in possession of a shocking collection of child pornography which detectives described as “the largest they have ever seen”.

Johnathan Jhovanni Hernandez, 23, was arrested in December. 29 on child pornography charges following a months-long investigation after officials received a tip from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).

“At the time, we told you the investigation was just beginning and more charges would likely be forthcoming,” the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office he said on Facebook Wednesday.

“What we should have said was that there would probably be a LOT more charges – like more than anyone in our county … ever.”

After his arrest at his Avon Park home, police seized 15 electronic devices from Hernandez.

While Hernandez was in custody, investigators examined just one of the devices and found enough evidence to charge Hernandez with an additional 1,182 counts of possession of child pornography as well as four counts of possession of images of cruelty, according to the sheriff. office.

He was arrested again on Tuesday, police said.

Jonathan Hernández, 23
Police re-arrested Hernandez after examining only one of his 15 electronic devices seized during his December arrest.
Highlands County Sheriff’s Office

“It is not known how many charges he could have faced if detectives went through all the devices,” police said.

Detectives said it is the largest collection of child pornography they have ever seen.

Hernandez is being held on $2.4 million bond. He has enough charges to put him behind bars for life, police said.