Port Orange Man Arrested For Distribution And Possession Of Child Pornography
Orlando, FL - Bruce Lee Jennings (64, Port Orange) has been charged, by a federal criminal complaint, with distribution and possession of child pornography. He was arrested at his Port Orange residence on September 14, 2012. If convicted, Jennings faces a mandatory minimum of 5 years, up to 20 years in federal prison for each count of distribution of child pornography and a maximum of 10 years in federal prison for possession of child pornography.
According to the criminal complaint, Jennings downloaded and shared child pornography with others using Peer to Peer file sharing software. During the execution of a search warrant, agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations seized Jennings’ computers.
A complaint is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of the federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
This case was investigated by the Brevard Sheriff’s County Office and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). It is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Myrna Amelia Mesa.
It is another case 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 www.usdoj.gov/psc for more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."
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