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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Former Hospital Worker Sentenced To 14 Years For Child Pornography Offenses

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Carlos E. Mendoza today sentenced Vorarut Vorasiangsuk (37, Orlando) to 14 years in federal prison for receipt and possession of child pornography. The court also ordered Vorasiangsuk to forfeit multiple computers and hard drives, which he had used to commit the offenses.

A federal jury had found Vorasiangsuk guilty on May 14, 2019.

According to court documents, evidence presented at trial, and information discussed during the sentencing proceeding, Vorasiangsuk used an online file-sharing program to download and view child pornography for years. The FBI initially identified Vorasiangsuk after he distributed child pornography to an undercover agent through the file-sharing program. 

Upon executing a search warrant at Vorasiangsuk’s residence, agents recovered numerous electronic devices that contained more than 3,800 images and more than 140 videos depicting the sexual abuse of children, including many young children. During an interview with agents, Vorasiangsuk admitted that he had been viewing child pornography for approximately 16 years. During that same timeframe, he had worked with infants and children as a respiratory therapist at a local hospital.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Emily C. L. Chang.

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 September 5, 2019