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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Florida Man Sentenced To 10 Years For Possessing Child Pornography

Tampa, FL – U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday has sentenced Bryant Lee Gramer (43) to 10 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography. As part of his sentence, he was also ordered to pay $1,500 in restitution to a victim of his offense. Gramer pleaded guilty on April 20, 2016.

According to court documents, in 2011, Gramer uploaded to Facebook numerous photos depicting child pornography, and he also had hundreds more in his possession. Gramer, a registered sex offender, was previously convicted for committing a lewd and lascivious act in the presence of a child. In 2012, he was sentenced to a state prison term for having unregistered email accounts in violation of his sex offender reporting requirements.

"We hope today's sentencing brings a small measure of relief to the innocent victims of these crimes," said Susan L. McCormick, special agent in charge of HSI Tampa. "Protecting our nation's children remains one of HSI's top priorities."

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Gregory T. Nolan.

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 tpro identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

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Updated June 30, 2016