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Brevard County Man Sentenced To 6 Years In Federal Prison For Distribution Of Child Pornography Over The Internet

September 18, 2012

Orlando, Florida - U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. today sentenced David O’Sada (74, Rockledge) to 72 months in federal prison for the distribution of child pornography. The Court ordered O’Sada to forfeit the computers and electronic media he used to store the child pornography. O'Sada was also ordered to serve a 5-year term of supervised release, upon completion of his prison sentence, and to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. O’Sada pleaded guilty on May 3, 2012.

According to court documents, between September and November 2011, in Brevard County, O’Sada used Peer to Peer software to possess and share images and movies depicting child pornography with others over the Internet. Law enforcement officers searched O’Sada's computers and found 61 videos and 984 visual depictions of sexually abused children.

This case was investigated by the Brevard Sheriff’s County Office and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Cocoa Beach office. It was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Myrna Amelia Mesa.

It is another 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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