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Monday, November 6, 2017

Bradenton Man Pleads Guilty To Producing And Possessing Child Pornography

Tampa, Florida – Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces that Paul Fabrizio Solis (40, Bradenton) has pleaded guilty to producing and possessing child pornography. He faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years, up to 30 years, in federal prison for the production charge, and up to 10 years’ imprisonment for the possession charge.


According to court documents, Solis took explicit photographs of a young child who was in his care. He kept the images on a thumb drive hidden in a locked safe in his home. He also had more than 4,000 videos and images of child pornography stored on his laptop computer. 


This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Tampa Division, with support from the Bradenton Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kristen A. Fiore.


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

Project Safe Childhood
Updated November 6, 2017