Federal Jury Convicts Registered Sexual Predator Of Attempting To Entice A 14-Year-Old Child To Produce Sexual Abuse Videos Using A Smart Phone
Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge William F. Jung today sentenced Sean Ferraresi (34, Clermont) to 10 years and 1 month in federal prison for receipt of child pornography. The court also ordered Ferraresi to forfeit the computers he had used to download and store child pornography.
Ferraresi had pleaded guilty on December 13, 2019.
According to court documents, Ferraresi had downloaded thousands of files depicting the sexual abuse of children. In addition, after Ferraresi was arrested, law enforcement officers discovered sexually explicit text messages between Ferraresi and children, including conversations in which Ferraresi solicited nude images from or sent nude images to children.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Colin P. McDonell.
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 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.