Owner Of B.L. Jennings And Bryco Firearms Sentenced To More Than 10 Years On Federal Child Pornography Charges
Orlando, Florida - U.S. District Judge John Antoon, II today sentenced Bruce Lee Jennings (64, Port Orange) to 10 years and one month in federal prison for possessing and distributing child pornography. Jennings was also sentenced to serve a 10-year term of supervision, following his release from prison, and is required to register as a sex offender. In addition, the court ordered Jennings to forfeit his computer equipment and $500,000 from the sale of his home, both of which were used to commit the offenses. Jennings pleaded guilty on January 28, 2013.
According to court documents, Jennings made child pornography directly available for others to download from his “IP” (Internet Protocol) address and Peer to Peer shared directory. During a recorded interview, Jennings admitted to hoarding child pornography images and videos for more than five years. Law enforcement officers conducted a forensic examination of his computers and hard drives and found that Jennings amassed more than 1,490 images and 3,220 videos depicting images of children being sexually abused and exploited.
This case was investigated by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). It is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Myrna Amelia Mesa.
It is another 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 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.usdoj.gov/psc.