He was at home when they arrived and ‘admitted to downloading and viewing child pornography from his home computer’, police said.
He allowed detectives to search his hard drive and they uncovered nine photos and one video of child pornography, according to police.
‘Several images of bestiality’ were also found on his mobile phone, authorities told the Tampa Bay Times.
Clearwater police spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts said the photos showed Antunes with a pit bull, owned by his girlfriend Katerina Williamson.
Twila Cole from the Humane Society told the Times Antunes was employed on a limited basis as a contract worker at the Clearwater shelter.
‘He was never on the property working unsupervised,’ she said.
But Mike Eagle, who worked with dogs at the shelter, said Antunes was in charge of caring and walking dogs that had been abused.
Eagle described Antunes as ‘strange’ and called his alleged actions ‘sick’, adding: ‘I didn’t see anything like that.’
Antunes was charged with 10 counts of possessing of child pornography.
Watts added that the dog is now with Antunes’s girlfriend and that the animal welfare authorities would be notified of the incident.
Police added that his girlfriend was not aware of the pictures until officers showed her.