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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 20, 2019

Florida Man Sentenced To 20 Years For Receipt Of Child Pornography

Orlando, FL –U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron has sentenced Randy Dale Land (58, Orlando) to 20 years in federal prison for receipt of child pornography. Land had pleaded guilty on March 28, 2019.

According to court documents, on January 4, 2019, Land requested pictures of an undercover FBI agent’s notional nine-year-old daughter. As their conversation continued, Land sent the undercover agent three videos of child pornography. Federal agents executed a search warrant at Land’s home and obtained his electronic devices. A forensic review of the devices revealed that Land had received images of child pornography through a chat application and that he possessed approximately 111 videos and 246 images of child pornography.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. 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.

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Updated June 20, 2019