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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Fort Myers Man Sentenced In Child Pornography Distribution Case

Fort Myers, Florida – United States District Judge John E. Steele today sentenced Warren Hamilton (59, Ft. Myers) to 10 years in federal prison for distributing and possessing child pornography. The Court also ordered him to pay a fine of $17,500, serve a life term of supervision, and register as a sex offender following his release from prison.  He pleaded guilty on November 18, 2014.

According to court documents, Hamilton used Internet file sharing programs to distribute and receive child pornography. After a search warrant was executed at his residence, he was found to be in possession of approximately 345,000 child pornography images, including those of children involved in bondage. At the time of his arrest, Hamilton was employed as a computer technician in Ft. Myers.

"HSI continues to work relentlessly to protect the most vulnerable members of society, our children," said Susan L. McCormick, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Tampa.      

This case was investigated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tama Koss Caldarone.

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 3, 2015