Tallahassee Man Charged with Using a Minor to Produce Child Pornography
TALLAHASSEE, FL—On January 6, 2015, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against Jonathan Harry Lee Williams of Tallahassee, Florida, charging him with using a minor to produce child pornography and possession of child pornography. Williams, a Leon County School District employee, who worked in the office at Ruediger Elementary School, was arrested on December 11, 2014, after agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant at his residence. The indictment was announced today by Pamela C. Marsh, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
The indictment alleges that between April 1 and December 10, 2014, Williams knowingly used a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction. The indictment also alleges that on or about December 11, 2014, Williams knowingly possessed material that contained images of child pornography.
The indictment results from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jason Beaton.
An indictment is merely an allegation by a grand jury that a defendant has committed a violation of federal criminal law and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial in a court of law.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida is one of 94 offices that serve as the nation’s principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General. The office strives to protect and serve the citizens of the Northern District of Florida through the ethical, vigorous, and impartial enforcement of the laws of the United States, to defend the national security, to improve the safety and quality of life in our communities through the protection of civil rights, and to protect the public funds and financial assets of the United States. For more information about the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Florida, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/fln/index.html.