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Columbia County Man Indicted on Federal Child Pornography Charges

February 14, 2012

Jacksonville, Florida - United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announced today that Robert Allen Brammer (24, High Springs) has been indicted by a federal grand jury on child pornography charges. Brammer is charged with two counts of receiving child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. On each of the receipt counts, he faces a mandatory minimum of not less than 5 years and up to 20 years in federal prison. On the possession count, Brammer faces up to 10 years in federal prison. Brammer was arrested at his residence in High Springs on February 11, 2012.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, and the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney D. Rodney Brown.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.

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









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