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April 27, 2015

Fort Myers Man Sentenced in Child Pornography Distribution Case

FORT MYERS, FL—U.S. District Judge John A. Steele has sentenced David E. Judd (35, Ft. Myers) to 72 months in federal prison for distributing and possessing child pornography. The Court also ordered him to serve a life term of supervision as a sexual offender. Judd pleaded guilty on January 26, 2015.

According to court documents, Judd utilized a peer-to-peer Internet network to distribute child pornography images and videos. During an undercover operation, law enforcement agents downloaded child pornography images and videos from Judd’s Internet Protocol address. After a search warrant was executed at his residence, Judd was found to be in possession of over 8,800 child pornography images.

This case was investigated by the Lee County Sherriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation Unit. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tama Koss Caldarone.

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.projectsafechildhood.gov.

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