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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Orlando Man Sentenced To More Than Six Years In Federal Prison For Possessing Of Child Pornography

Orlando, FL - Chief United States District Judge Anne C. Conway sentenced Geoffrey Jones (61, Orlando) today to 78 months in federal prison, followed by 20 years of supervised release, for possessing child pornography. Jones pleaded guilty on November 1, 2012.

According to court documents, Jones used a file sharing program to download child pornography from the internet. On May 30, 2012, a search warrant was executed at his residence. A forensic examination showed that Jones’s computer, external hard drive, and compact disks contained more than 600 images and videos depicting child pornography.

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Christopher LaForgia.

This 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 For more information about internet safety education, please visit and click on the tab "resources."

Updated January 26, 2015