St. Augustine Serial Child Molester Convicted Of Hacking Jumbotron, Child Exploitation Offenses, Sex Offender Registration Violations, And Firearm Possession
Tampa, Florida – A federal grand jury has returned acharging William Matthew Napolitano (35, New Port Richey) with enticement of a minor and with producing, distributing, and possessing child pornography. If convicted on all counts, Napolitano faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison.
According to the indictment, between 2015 and January 2017, Napolitano enticed and coerced a minor to engage in sexual activity. In June 2015, Napolitano also persuaded a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
Any person who was a victim, or has knowledge of someone who may have been a victim, is urged to contact U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations at 1-866-DHS-2ICE (347-2423) or at http://www.ice.gov/webform/hsi-tip-form.
This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank Murray.
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.