Orlando, FL –U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron has sentenced William Joseph McClenathan (30, Sanford) to 20 years in federal prison for distributing child pornography. McClenathan pleaded guilty on May 16, 2018.
According to court documents, in December 2017, McClenathan distributed an image depicting a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. A forensic review of McClenathan’s electronic devices revealed that he possessed 171 images of child pornography and 338 videos of child pornography.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Alejandro J. Salicrup.
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.