Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives received information in November that the suspect was allegedly downloading child pornography videos from the Internet, according to a news release.
Detectives began the investigation. They executed a search warrant at Lewis' 62nd Street North home on Jan. 12, according to the sheriff's office.
Investigators found Lewis had been allegedly downloading child pornography videos since April 25, 2011. The victims in the videos were reported as girls between the ages of 6 and 10, according to a news release.
Lewis was arrested on June 14 on the charge of five counts of sexual performance by a child. He was released on a $25,000 surety bond, according to the sheriff's office.