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Northern District of Florida

Friday, March 14, 2014

Shalimar Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Child Exploitation Charges

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, – United States Attorney Pamela C. Marsh announced that Joshua Douglas Taylor, 24, of Shalimar, Florida, was sentenced yesterday afternoon by Chief U.S. District Judge Casey Rodgers to 360 months in prison for receipt and transportation of child pornography.
Taylor’s sentence was the result of conduct that occurred between October 28, 2011, and February 16, 2012.  During that time, Taylor knowingly and intentionally received and transported images and videos of child pornography.
In addition to the term of imprisonment, Taylor was also sentenced to a life term of supervised release.
Ms. Marsh credited the success of this prosecution to the joint efforts of the agencies participating in the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, particularly agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Pensacola Police Department, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, and the Walton County Sheriff’s Office.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Ryan Love.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched by the Department of Justice in May 2006 to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.  Led by 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 exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit .

Updated January 26, 2015