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Friday, March 29, 2019

Brevard Man Sentenced To 80 Years For Committing Sex Crimes Against Children

Orlando, Florida – United States District Judge Carlos E. Mendoza has  sentenced Keneon Fitzroy Isaac (45, Cocoa) to 80 years in federal prison for production and possession of child pornography. The court also ordered Isaac to forfeit the smart phones that he used to commit the offenses.

Isaac was found guilty on January 4, 2019.

According to court documents, Isaac sexually abused a homeless, 13-year-old child on at least two occasions, and recorded the abuse using his smart phone. Isaac met the victim at a gas station, where she was panhandling with her mother. During the next two months, Isaac gained the family’s trust by providing basic necessities for the family including food, clothing, and shelter. Isaac also obtained 213 images of child pornography from the internet, some of which depicted the sexual abuse and exploitation of infants, toddlers and prepubescent children.

“This criminal abused the trust of a family under the worst of circumstances,” said HSI Tampa Special Agent in Charge James C. Spero. “While this predator has essentially received a life sentence, we hope it can provide some closure for the young victim during the healing process.”

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, and the Cocoa Beach Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Karen L. Gable.

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 www.justice.gov/psc.

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Updated March 29, 2019