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August 27, 2015

Brevard County Man Pleads Guilty to Producing Pornography

ORLANDO, FL—United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that Daniel Lester Jackson (34, Brevard County) has pleaded guilty to two counts of producing child pornography. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years, up to 30 years, in federal prison on each count. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for November 16, 2015.

According to the plea agreement, on June 17, 2015, officers from the Palm Bay Police Department executed a search warrant at Jackson’s residence. Forensic analyses of the electronic media that was seized revealed images and videos depicting child pornography. The investigation that followed determined that on at least two separate occasions Jackson had used his cellphone to record explicit images of a six-year-old girl. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Palm Bay Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ilianys Rivera Miranda.

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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