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FLORIDA MAN, GEORGE POTTER, PLEADS GUILTY TO DISTRIBUTION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2013

GEORGE POTTER, 27, of Gulf Breeze, Florida, pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman to crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr.

According to court documents, following an investigation by the Louisiana State Police and the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), POTTER was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 20, 2013 for Distribution of Child Pornography. 

POTTER will be sentenced on February 26, 2014 and faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five (5) years and a maximum penalty of twenty (20) years, followed by up to a lifetime term of supervised release, and a $250,000.00 fine.

This 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, 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  For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab "resources."

This case was investigated by special agents from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations and the Louisiana State Police.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Strike Force Chief and Project Safe Childhood Coordinator, Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian M. Klebba.

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