Hillsborough County deputies search for man wanted in child sex crimes

- Hillsborough County deputies are searching for a suspect wanted for committing a sexual acts involving a child.

Investigators said the suspect, Michael Ray Elder, is wanted for a slew of charges: five counts of using a child in a sexual act and 50 counts of child porn possession. No other information was immediately available, including when the incidents occurred, but Elder is known to frequent the Seffner area.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office posted an image of the suspect, Michael Ray Elder, on the agency’s Facebook page. They said the case is being conducted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

It doesn’t appear that Elder is a registered sex offender, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s sex offender website.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at (813) 247-8200. 
 

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