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Winter Park Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Distributing Child Pornography

U.S. Attorney’s Office October 12, 2012
  • Middle District of Florida (813) 274-6000

ORLANDO—U.S. District Judge John Antoon, II today sentenced Andrew Taylor (24, Winter Park) to 14 years in federal prison for distributing child pornography. The court also ordered Taylor to forfeit the computer and hard drives that he used to distribute the child pornography. As part of his sentence, Taylor was also ordered to serve a 30-year term of supervised release, upon completion of his prison sentence, and to register as a sex offender. Taylor pleaded guilty on April 23, 2012.

According to court documents, Taylor distributed child pornography using a file sharing program over the Internet. In January 2010 and in January 2011, he distributed a total of 350 files containing child pornography to an undercover law enforcement officer. All the images recorded the sexual abuse of infants and very young children.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Karen L. Gable.

It is another case brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the 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 sexually exploit children and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “Resources.”