Clay County Man Sentenced to 72 Months in Federal Prison for Transportation of Child Pornography
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 30, 2009|
JACKSONVILLE, FL—U.S. Attorney A. Brian Albritton announces that U. S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard today sentenced Roger Lee Boyce ( age 61, of Middleburg, Florida) to six years in federal prison for transportation of child pornography. Boyce was arrested in Virginia on February 19, 2009, and pleaded guilty on July 31, 2009.
According to court documents, in mid-2008, the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI") began investigating the use of filing sharing software to transport child pornography over the Internet. During the course of this investigation, the FBI determined that Boyce's computer had numerous images of child pornography available for downloading over the Internet.
On November 24, 2008, the FBI executed a search warrant at Boyce's residence. Boyce was not at his residence. However, the FBI located Boyce at a work location, and he agreed to speak with the FBI. Boyce stated in substance that he downloaded images of child pornography over the Internet using the file sharing program. An examination of his computer revealed over 1200 images and approximately 23 videos of child pornography. The case was investigated by the Jacksonville Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin C. Frein.
This case is part of Project Safe Childhood, a national initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney's Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information on Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.