Jacksonville Man Indicted on Federal Child Pornography Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 07, 2009|
JACKSONVILLE, FL—United States Attorney A. Brian Albritton announces today that Anthony William Denham (age 23, of Jacksonville) has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Jacksonville on one count of receiving child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. If convicted, Denham faces at least 5 years and up to 20 years in federal prison for the receipt count. On the possession count, Denham faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. Denham is currently in custody, and his arraignment and detention hearing will be held in federal court in Jacksonville before United States Magistrate Judge Monte C. Richardson on December 11, 2009 at 10:30 a.m.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Child Predator Cyber Crime Unit of the State of Florida Attorney General’s Office, and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney D. Rodney Brown.
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 better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum's Child Predator CyberCrime Unit is a member of the FBI Cyber Taskforce in Jacksonville and the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, a federally funded program working nationwide to educate and support law enforcement to stop these crimes. More information on the Florida Attorney General's CyberCrime initiative is available at http://www.myfloridalegal.com.