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CRAWFORDVILLE MAN SENTENCED TO 72 MONTHS FOR RECEIPT OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA - Corey David White, 34, was sentenced yesterday to 72 months in federal prison, followed by ten years of supervised release, for the receipt of child pornography.

On March 12, 2010, White was found in possession of approximately 17,500 images of child pornography, including sadistic and masochistic images and depictions of sex acts with children under twelve. The court imposed special conditions of supervision, including: that White receive mental health treatment; that he register as a sex offender; that he have no unsupervised access to minors; and that any computer he possesses be subject to search by his probation officer at any time. Before his arrest, White worked as a customer service representative for a business machines company.

With the announcement of the sentence, Pamela C. Marsh, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, stated that, “Protecting children from sexual exploitation is a high priority of the Department of Justice and this Office. We will continue working with our state, local and federal law enforcement partners to investigate offenders and ensure that they feel the full weight of the law.” U.S. Attorney Marsh praised the work of the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office, and United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Office of Homeland Security Investigations), whose joint investigation led to White's conviction and sentence.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched by the Department of Justice in May 2006, to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by 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 exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

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