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SUNRISE RESIDENT INDICTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2010

Jeffrey H. Sloman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, Anthony V. Mangione, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of Investigations, and Al Lamberti, Sheriff, Broward County Sheriff’s Office, announced that defendant Randy L. Eisner, 38, of Sunrise, was indicted on charges of distribution and possession of child pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2252(a)(2) and 2252(a)(4)(B), respectively. Eisner originally was arrested on January 28, 2010, and a criminal complaint was filed against him in federal court on January 29, 2010.

According to court documents and statements made in court, undercover law enforcement officers downloaded numerous images depicting child pornography from Eisner’s computer via a peer-to-peer file sharing program, and received images of child pornography via an instant message from Eisner. After receiving child pornography from Eisner, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Eisner’s home, where they discovered a DVD containing numerous image and video files depicting child pornography. According to statements made in open court, Eisner was involved in a national youth organization as a Cub Scout leader.

According to the Complaint Affidavit previously filed with the court, Eisner engaged in inappropriate contact with minors during the last three years. Anyone with information regarding the allegations in the Indictment or new information regarding Eisner’s conduct is urged to contact Special Agent Alexis Carpinteri of the FBI at 305-944-9101, or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS or www.browardcrimestoppers.org.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by 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 better 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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A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

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