U.S. Attorney's Office
Middle District of Florida
(813) 274-6000
July 22, 2015

Tampa Man Indicted for Receipt of Child Pornography

TAMPA, FL—United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces the return of an indictment charging Andre Eugene Favreau (30, Temple Terrace) with receipt of child pornography. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.

According to the indictment, Favreau downloaded child pornography onto his desktop computer between December 3, 2014, and May 14, 2015.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer L. Peresie. 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.

This content has been reproduced from its original source.