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February 26, 2014

GEORGE POTTER, 27, of Gulf Breeze, Florida, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman, to serve 188 months incarceration, for crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children, announced U. S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr.  In addition to the term of imprisonment, POTTER was sentenced to serve 10 years supervised release and must register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration Notification Act.

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 and was arrested by HSI federal agents.  POTTER pled guilty on November 13, 2013.

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  For more information about internet safety education, please visit 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 Fraud Section Chief and Project Safe Childhood Coordinator, Assistant U. S. Attorney Brian M. Klebba.

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