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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Bradenton Man Sentenced To 16 Years In Federal Prison For Producing And Possessing Child Pornography

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell today sentenced Paul Fabrizio Solis (40, Bradenton) to 16 years in federal prison for producing and possessing child pornography. He was also ordered to serve 25 years on supervised release, following his incarceration. Solis pleaded guilty on November 6, 2017.

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. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kristen A. Fiore.

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 United States Attorneys Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), 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.

 

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Updated April 12, 2018