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REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS FOR TRANSPORTATION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 23, 2010

Jeffrey H. Sloman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Anthony V. Mangione, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of Investigations, announced that defendant Gordon Troy White, 46, of West Palm Beach was sentenced today in Ft. Pierce by U.S. District Judge Donald L. Graham to 30 years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for transportation of child pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252(a)(1).

On November 19, 2009, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents in Ft. Pierce conducted an internet investigation into the trafficking of child pornography via peer-to-peer (P2P) networks. During this investigation, an ICE agent successfully downloaded from White child pornography images which were being offered by White via this file sharing program. On December 7, 2009, ICE agents executed a federal search warrant with the assistance of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office at White’s residence in West Palm Beach, Florida. Agents located additional amounts of child pornography on White’s computer. White is a registered sex offender.

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.

Mr. Sloman commended the investigative efforts of the ICEs Office of Investigations in Ft. Pierce. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Rinku Tribuiani.

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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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