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Orlando Man Sentenced To More Than 6 Years In Federal Prison For Receipt And Possession Of Child Pornography

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November 21, 2013

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Charlene E. Honeywell today sentenced Daniel Acevedo-Mayen (28) to 6 years and 3 months in federal prison for receipt and possession of child pornography.  He was also sentenced to serve a 5-year term of supervision, following his incarceration, and ordered to register as a sex offender. 

Acevedo-Mayen pleaded guilty on September 10, 2013. 

On May 7, 2013, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, along with agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement executed a federal search warrant at Acevedo-Mayen’s residence.     A forensic review of Acevedo-Mayen’s computer and thumb drive revealed that he used a peer-to-peer program to download over 60 videos of children, as young as three years-old, involved in sexually explicit conduct with adults.

“Child pornography, when released onto the Internet, lives on forever. It haunts the children depicted in it, who live daily with the knowledge that countless strangers use an image of their worst experiences for their own gratification," said Shane Folden, deputy special agent in charge of HSI Tampa, which oversees the agency’s Orlando office that conducted this investigation. "Working together with our law enforcement partners at the state and local level, we are able to put more of these predators behind bars."

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn P. Napier.

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 (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.

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