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January 28, 2015

Orange Park Man Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

JACKSONVILLE, FL—U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan has sentenced Ronald Boike (51, Orange Park) to three years and four months in federal prison for possessing child pornography. He pleaded guilty on September 10, 2014.

According to the plea agreement, Boike was involved in an online relationship with a minor for at least two years. Boike sent sexually explicit pictures of himself to the minor in order to coax her to produce and send him pornographic pictures and videos of herself. During ongoing conversations with the minor, Boike saved pornographic pictures and videos of the minor on his family’s computer. His wife learned of his relationship with the minor after discovering the videos on the family’s computer. Boike’s wife subsequently filed a complaint with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Malisa Chokshi.

This case was 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 United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), 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.justice.gov/psc.

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