Osceola deputies arrested a Kissimmee man on June 18 for 10 counts of possession of Photo/Video of Sexual Performance by a Child after an investigation that began in May by the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children.
On May 18 the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) of an incident regarding child sexual exploitation material. Detectives with the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit began an investigation into the incident.
On June 10, 2021, Detectives with the ICAC unit served a search warrant at 7976 Haven Way, Apartment 202 in Kissimmee. The suspect was identified as 32-year-old Joe Nestor Mendez. Mr. Mendez refused to cooperate, but detectives still seized evidence from the residence. On June 18, based on that evidence Mendez was arrested and charged with 10 counts of Possession of Photo/Video of Sexual Performance by a Child and booked into the Osceola County Jail with NO Bond.
Anyone with information related to this case or any other similar incidents, please contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at (407) 348-2222.