Former Jacksonville Navy Sailor Sentenced to Six Years in Federal Prison For Receiving Child Pornography over the Internet
Jacksonville, FL - United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announced today that Senior United States District Judge Harvey E. Schlesinger sentenced Demetrius Richardo Galloway (28, Jacksonville) to 6 years in federal prison and a 10-year term of supervised release on a federal child pornography charge. On October 14, 2011, Galloway 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. After his guilty plea, Galloway was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service.
According to court documents, a detective with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office searched the internet in an undercover capacity in an attempt to identify individuals sharing images and videos containing child pornography. During the investigation, 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 this IP address was located in Galloway's residence in Jacksonville.
On October 18, 2010, a search warrant was executed at the residence, where Galloway was present and interviewed. Among other things, Galloway advised 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 the residence. Subsequent forensic analysis revealed that Galloway’s computer media contained a total of 97 videos depicting child pornography, including videos of very young 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 was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys D. Rodney Brown and Kevin C. Frein.
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."