Alabama Man Pleads Guilty To Downloading Child Sex Abuse Videos
Jacksonville, Florida – Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces that Christopher Jaye Boykin (34, Lisman, Alabama) has pleaded guilty to four charges of receiving child pornography over the Internet. He faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 5 years, up to 20 years, in federal prison on each count.
According to court documents, in February 2014, agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations determined that a host computer in Jacksonville, where Boykin was residing, was offering child pornography on a file sharing network. Boykin later pawned that computer at a shop in Jacksonville, and it was seized by law enforcement. On November 14, 2014, HSI agents executed a search warrant at Boykin’s home and seized another computer that he had used to download at least 49 videos depicting sexual abuse of young children. During an interview, Boykin admitted that both computers contained child pornography for his own “viewing pleasure.”
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 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.justice.gov/psc.