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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 15, 2021

Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced To Six Years In Federal Prison For Violating Terms Of His Supervised Release

Orlando, FL – U.S. District Judge Carlos E. Mendoza today revoked the supervised release of Jason Moriarty (38, Orlando) and sentenced him to six years in federal prison to be followed by a lifetime term of supervised release. Moriarty was arrested on August 23, 2021, and has been detained pending this final hearing. 

Moriarty was found guilty on November 15, 2021.

According to court documents, on July 21, 2004, Moriarty was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison and a lifetime term of supervised release for attempting to receive, receiving, and possessing with the intent to sell material containing images of children being sexually abused, attempting to possess and possessing material containing images of child sex abuse, and receiving and possessing with the intent to distribute an obscene image depicting the sexual abuse of a minor. On July 1, 2021, Moriarty began his supervision after his release from federal prison.

On August 13 and 14, 2021, following his release from prison, Moriarty accessed the internet through a computer at the public library, in violation of his supervision terms. During an interview, Moriarty admitted he had accessed the internet and confirmed he took photos using his cellphone which he later deleted. A forensic review of Moriarty’s phone revealed that it contained more than 400 images of child erotica. Several images also depicted children being “kidnapped,” tied up, or bound by duct tape. Moriarty also possessed a photo depicting a kidnapping kit.

This case was investigated by the United States Probation Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Beatriz Gonzalez.

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.  

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Updated November 15, 2021