Federal Jury Convicts Registered Sexual Predator Of Attempting To Entice A 14-Year-Old Child To Produce Sexual Abuse Videos Using A Smart Phone
Orlando, Florida – United States District Judge Wendy W. Berger has sentenced Ronald Brouillard (72, Titusville) to 80 years in federal prison for production and possession of images and videos depicting the sexual abuse of children. Brouillard was also ordered to serve a 10-year term of supervised release and register as a sex offender if he is ever released from federal prison.
Brouillard had pleaded guilty on October 6, 2020.
According to evidence presented at sentencing, Brouillard sexually abused two children, ages 2 and 8, that he had access to. Brouillard produced videos of the sexual assault of the younger child on two separate occasions using his cellphone. As a result, the Court found that Brouillard had engaged in a pattern of sexual abuse involving these children. In addition, Brouillard possessed 19 videos and more than 1,500 images that depicted the sexual abuse of children between the ages of 2 and 12.
“This is another example of the exemplary work being done by the special agents and prosecutors working this difficult and disturbing violation,” said Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Tampa Division Michael McPherson. “We applaud the 80-year sentence handed down in this case that will ensure this predator can never prey on the young and innocent again.”
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn P. Napier.
This 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.