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Date of Issue: February 24, 2010

Porn trial set for June

Joseph Edmund Chiquet of Bradenton Beach is scheduled to go to trial in June on charges he engaged in sexual activity with a minor.

Chiquet was arrested last July.

His public defender Adam Tebrugge has argued in court papers earlier this month for the suppression of evidence taken from Dell and Apple computers because, he said, the equipment was not covered in a search warrant.

Chiquet is facing 27 counts of possessing and promoting child pornography.

Chiquet, according to a police report, allegedly met the teenager in January at a skateboard shop he was operating in Bradenton.

The report indicated that the teenager said she and Chiquet had a sexual relationship, and that he took sexual photographs of her in his apartment that were downloaded to his computer.

Chiquet has been released from the Manatee County jail pending trial, but remains on a home-detention, electronic-monitoring system.