Jacksonville, Florida – Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces today the return of an indictment charging Christopher Jaye Boykin (34, Lisman) with four counts of receiving child pornography over the Internet. If convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 5 years, up to 20 years, in federal prison on each of count. Boykin was arrested on March 14, 2017, at his home in Alabama. His trial is scheduled for June 5, 2017.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.
This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, and the Jacksonville Beach Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney D. Rodney Brown.
It is another case 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 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.justice.gov/psc.