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Volusia County Man Sentenced To 7 Years For Distribution And Possession Of Child Pornography

May 3, 2012

Orlando, Florida - U.S. Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces today that U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. sentenced Jasen Anderson (20, Port Orange) to 7 years in federal prison for the distribution and possession of child pornography. The court also ordered Anderson to serve a 10-year term of supervised release, after he completes his prison sentence. Anderson pleaded guilty on January 30, 2012.

According to court documents, Anderson, used a shared directory on the internet, which contained more than 100 images of prepubescent child pornography. During an undercover operation, he made his shared directory directly available to an undercover agent. With Anderson’s permission, the undercover agent was able to conduct a single source download of child pornography files from Anderson’s “IP” (Internet Protocol) address and shared directory. Law enforcement officers conducted a forensic examination of Anderson's computers and found 1,024 pictures and 71 movies of child pornography involving prepubescent children.

This case was investigated jointly by the Brevard Sheriff’s County Office and U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations. It was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Myrna Amelia Mesa.

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, 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 "resources."









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