Child Pornography Arrest

Bradenton Police Department - Press Release – Possession of Child Pornography

Date:  August 7, 2018  

On July 26th, 2018, the Bradenton Police Department Criminal Investigations Section, in partnership with the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force, executed a search warrant on an apartment rented by Miguel Angel Bonilla-Rivera. Bonilla-Rivera, 24 of Bradenton, was found to be in possession of child pornography. During the subsequent interviews, Bonilla-Rivera disclosed to detectives he has utilized online social media accounts to upload, download, and view child pornography.

Bonilla-Rivera was charged with the following;
Direct/Promote a Sexual Performance by a Minor – Second Degree Felony
Sexual Performance of a Child – Second Degree Felony (10 counts)

Subsequent charges are pending. He is still being held at the Manatee County Jail.

If anyone has any information regarding this case, or has had contact with Bonilla-Rivera, please contact Detective Kevin Bunch at (941) 932-9380. You may also email your information to CRIMETIPS@CITYOFBRADENTON.COM or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000, call Crime Stoppers (toll free) at 1-866-634-8477 (TIPS) or send an anonymous E-Tip thru the web at

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