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DeLand Man Sentenced To 65 Years For Child Exploitation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton today sentenced David Jacob William Guite (31, DeLand) to 65 years in federal prison for producing and distributing child pornography. Guite pleaded guilty on February 20, 2015.

According to court documents, an FBI task force officer, acting in an undercover capacity, posted an advertisement on a website frequented by individuals who have a sexual interest in children and incest. Guite responded to the ad and, during the ensuing conversation, sent the agent sexually explicit images of a young boy.

On October 29, 2014, FBI agents executed a federal search warrant at Guite’s residence. During an interview, he admitted to manufacturing, possessing, and distributing sexually explicit images of minor children. A search and subsequent analyses of Guite’s smart phone and computer revealed hundreds of sexually explicit images and videos of young children.  

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the DeLand Police Department, and the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Embry J. Kidd.

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 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

Updated May 11, 2015

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