Middleburg Man Arrested For Possession Of Child Pornography
Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces the arrest of Orlando Justin Gomez (54, Middleburg). Gomez is charged in a criminal complaint with possession of child pornography. If convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years, up to a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.
According to the complaint, on June 10, 2014, Gomez, who is a registered sexual predator, was found to be in possession of multiple images depicting prepubescent minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
A criminal complaint is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of the federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
This case is being investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Diidri Robinson.
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.