A Port Richey man was arrested Thursday and charged with sex crimes with a minor, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.
Francis Pfeffer, 63, of 8911 Eileen Drive, is charged with unlawful sexual activity with a minor, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, promoting sexual performance by a child, and possession of sexual performance by a child.
Detectives learned about Pfeffer’s activities after receiving a tip via the Internet from a citizen, the sheriff’s office said. Investigators then found lewd images of a minor girl on a digital camera in his house, the sheriff’s office said.
The girl was shown the images and she admitted having a sexual encounter with Pfeffer, according to the sheriff’s office, and she told him her age.
According to an arrest report, Pfeffer admitted he knew the girl was in her late teens. He is being held at the Land O’ Lakes Detention Center.