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Former Jacksonville Navy Sailor Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge of Receipt of Child Pornography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 14 , 2011

Jacksonville, FL - United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announced today that Demetrius Richardo Galloway (27, Jacksonville) pleaded guilty to receiving videos depicting child pornography over the Internet. Galloway was enlisted in the U.S. Navy prior to his arrest in this case. He faces a mandatory minimum of five years and up to 20 years in federal prison and a potential life term of supervised release. After his guilty plea, Galloway was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

According to court documents, a detective with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office connected to the internet in an undercover capacity to attempt to identify individuals using a particular internet file sharing network to obtain images and videos depicting child pornography. During this session, the detective identified a host computer using a particular internet protocol (“IP”) address as having downloaded 20 files depicting child pornography. Documents from the internet service provider revealed that, at the time that the detective observed these shared files present on the host computer, this IP address resolved to the residence of Demetrius Richardo Galloway in Jacksonville.

According to court documents, on October 18, 2010, a search warrant was executed at Galloway’s residence. Galloway was at the residence and was interviewed. Galloway advised, among other things, that he used a file sharing program to download music, adult pornography, and child pornography from the internet. Officers seized several computers and other electronic media from Galloway’s residence. Subsequent forensic analysis revealed that his computer media contained a total of 97 videos depicting child pornography, including videos of children being sexually assaulted.

This case was investigated by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, the former Child Predator Cybercrime Unit of the Florida Attorney General’s Office, and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney D. Rodney Brown.

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

 

 

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