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February 17, 2015

Lake Mary Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Receiving Child Pornography

ORLANDO, FL—Chief United States District Judge Anne C. Conway today sentenced Samuel Dunn (22, Lake Mary) to 10 years in federal prison for receiving child pornography. The Court also ordered him to serve a 15-year term of supervision following his release from prison and to forfeit the electronic devices that he had used to commit the crime. Dunn pleaded guilty on November 19, 2014.

According to court documents, an undercover FBI investigation determined that Dunn was making child pornography available for download by others using an Internet peer-to-peer file sharing program. On June 6, 2014, agents executed a federal search warrant at Dunn’s Lake Mary residence, where they recovered Dunn’s laptop computer and a thumb drive. A subsequent forensic examination revealed that the computer and thumb drive contained approximately 200 images and 21 videos depicting child pornography, including images of young children being sexually abused. Agents also interviewed Dunn, who told them that he had used the file sharing program to download child pornography for the last four to five years. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn P. Napier.

This 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 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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