Orlando Man Sentenced To More Than 6 Years In Federal Prison And Ordered To Pay $25,000 Fine For Receiving Child Pornography
Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. yesterday sentenced Timothy Beaver (49, Orlando) to 6 years and 6 months in federal prison for receipt of child pornography. The Court also ordered Beaver to pay a $25,000 fine, to forfeit the computer equipment that he used to commit the offense, and to serve a life term of supervised release, following his release from prison. Beaver pleaded guilty on March 5, 2014.
According to court documents, Beaver used a file-sharing program and the Internet to download about 14,500 images and 300 videos depicting the sexual abuse and exploitation of mostly prepubescent boys for at least seven years. Beaver also purchased DVD recordings of child pornography from a Canadian website that was subsequently seized by law enforcement authorities.
This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). It is being 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 (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.