Gainesville Man Sentenced to 240 Months Prison for Distribution of Child Pornography
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 08, 2010|
GAINESVILLE, FL—Terry Michael Dufran, age 60, of Gainesville, Florida, was sentenced today to 240 months in federal prison followed by a lifetime on supervised release for the receipt and distribution of child pornography. Evidence introduced at Dufran’s sentencing established that between September 7, 2009, and February 3, 2010, Terry Dufran used a peer-to-peer file sharing program to receive and distribute child pornography over the Internet. A search of Dufran’s Gainesville home on February 13, 2010, by federal and state agents disclosed that Dufran was in possession of a computer containing over 300 images of child pornography. A number of the images depicted children under the age of 12 and involved sadistic and masochistic conduct. Defendant Dufran was later arrested based on a federal warrant in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ms. Marsh praised the work of the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Gainesville Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, whose joint investigation led to Dufran’s conviction and sentence.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched by the Department of Justice in May 2006, to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Williams.