Seminole County Man Sentenced to More Than Six Years for Possessing Child Pornography
|U.S. Attorney’s Office January 04, 2013|
ORLANDO—Chief U.S. District Judge Anne C. Conway sentenced Roberto J. Irizarry-Colon (28, Chuluota) yesterday to six-and-a-half years in federal prison for possessing child pornography. The court also ordered Irizarry-Colon to forfeit the computers and thumb drives that he used to possess the child pornography. As part of Irizarry-Colon’s sentence, the court also ordered him to serve a life term of supervised release and to register as a sex offender. Irizarry-Colon pleaded guilty on August 14, 2012.
According to court documents, Irizarry-Colon possessed and stored child pornography on his computers, thumb drives, and on several online storage servers. During the execution of a search warrant, law enforcement officers searched several thumb drives and two computers that Irizarry-Colon owned. The officers found thousands of pictures and 100 movies which recorded the sexual abuse of children less than 12 years old. During an interview, Irizarry-Colon admitted to possessing child pornography for the last 10 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 Karen L. Gable.
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, 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. For more information about Internet safety education, please visit www.justice.gov/psc and click on the tab “Resources.”