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Cape Canaveral Man Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison For Producing And Possessing Child Pornography

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May 20, 2014

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. yesterday sentenced Travis Garrett Robinson (27, Cape Canaveral) to 25 years in prison for two counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. As part of his sentence, Robinson was also ordered to serve a life-term of supervision and register as a sex offender, following his release from prison. 

Robinson pleaded guilty on February 26, 2014.

According to court documents, this investigation began when an Internet website reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) that a specific Internet Protocol (IP) address was engaged in downloading child pornography.  Law enforcement determined the location of the IP address and interviewed Robinson.  Robinson not only admitted to downloading and possessing child pornography, but also admitted to producing child pornography. While Robinson was a guest in a friend’s home, he exploited young boys. Robinson waited until the boys were sleeping, and on different occasions, exposed them and took several pictures with his cell phone and camera. 

Robinson’s computer, external hard drive and cameras were seized and searched pursuant to a search warrant.  The investigation revealed that Robinson, using a peer-to-peer software program (“Shareaza”), had downloaded and viewed child pornography for approximately ten years.  The forensic examination of his cell phones showed that Robinson produced more than ten images of child pornography of minor victims.  The forensic examination further revealed that his computer, external hard drive, and cell phones contained a total of 992 image files and 261 movie files of child pornography.  Included in these additional images were images involving bondage and/or penetration of children who were under 12 years old.

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Orlando Regional Operations Center. 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.       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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