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September 24, 2014

Orlando Man Sentenced to More Than 24 Years for Distributing and Possessing Child Pornography

ORLANDO, FL—U.S. District Judge Carlos E. Mendoza sentenced Louie Anthony Salemi (33, Orlando) yesterday to 19 years and seven months in federal prison for distribution of child pornography, to be followed by a consecutive term of four years and 10 months’ imprisonment for possession of child pornography. He was also sentenced to a lifetime of supervision. Salemi pleaded guilty on May 2, 2014.

According to court documents, pursuant to a search warrant, the FBI conducted a forensic examination of Salemi’s cell phone and computer. More than more than 3,200 images and 20 videos of child pornography were found on his devices, all of which depicted prepubescent children. The forensic examination also determined that Salemi had distributed child pornography at least 79 times.

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

It 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 the 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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