Brevard County Man Sentenced To More Than 30 Years For Child Exploitation Offense
Orlando, Florida – Senior United States District Judge John Antoon, II has sentenced Jonathan Tyler Prive (26, West Melbourne) to 30 years and 5 months in federal prison for attempting to induce a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity using the Internet. In addition, the Court ordered him to serve a life term of supervision, and to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison. Prive pleaded guilty on August 27, 2014.
According to court documents, in September and October 2013, an undercover agent with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation into an individual identified as Michael Glenn Glascock. The undercover investigation revealed that Glascock was sexually abusing a three-year-old minor victim, producing child pornography images of the minor victim, and distributing some of these images to others. Law enforcement agents eventually arrested Glascock at his residence in Brevard County, located the minor victim, and executed a search warrant at Glascock’s residence. A forensic examination of Glascock’s electronic devices and a review of his email accounts revealed emails between Prive and Glascock. In these emails, the two discussed a prior incident where Prive had sexually abused the minor victim at Glascock’s home, while Glascock was present. After discovering these emails, the undercover agent used Glascock’s email account to initiate online communications with Prive.
On November 4, 2013, and November 5, 2013, Prive communicated with the undercover agent via the Internet and emails and arranged to meet the agent, who was posing as Glascock in these emails, for the purpose of engaging in illegal sexual activity with the minor victim for a second time. Prive agreed to meet at a residence in Brevard County, where Prive thought the minor victim would be present. Agents followed Prive as he travelled to the street where this residence was located. Before Prive arrived at the residence, agents arrested him and recovered a packet of lubricant that he had brought for his planned meeting with the minor victim.
On August 18, 2014, Glascock also pleaded guilty to producing child pornography and attempted online enticement of a minor. On February 6, 2015, Judge Antoon sentenced him to life in federal prison.
“This strong sentence lets predators know that they cannot get away with the sexual exploitation of our children.” said Susan L. McCormick, special agent in charge of HSI Tampa. “HSI will continue to relentlessly pursue these criminals to make our communities safer.”
This case was investigated by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew C. Searle.
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.