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Jacksonville Man Sentenced To More Than Eight Years In Federal Prison For Downloading Videos And Photos Of Children Being Sexually Abused Over The Internet

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Jacksonville, Florida – Chief United States District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan has sentenced Octavio Adalberto Robledo (54, Jacksonville) to 8 years and 4 months in federal prison for using the internet to download videos and photos of young children being sexually abused. Robledo was also ordered to serve a 20-year term of supervised release and register as a sex offender. Robledo entered a guilty plea on March 6, 2024. He was arrested on July 2, 2023, at the Miami International Airport immediately after returning to the United States from Argentina, and he has been detained in federal custody since then.

According to court documents, a detective with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, who was also an FBI task force officer, was investigating individuals located in Florida who were actively receiving child sexual abuse material over the internet using a particular online file sharing network. The detective downloaded a video and several photos depicting children being sexually abused from a particular internet

protocol (IP) address that was traced to an apartment in Jacksonville where Robledo was living.

On April 18, 2017, two FBI agents went to Robledo’s apartment to interview him. Robledo provided consent for the FBI to take custody of his desktop computer and search it. Robledo admitted that he used online file-sharing programs to seek out child sexual abuse material and had done so just two days before. He further stated that he kept these materials locked in a secure program to avoid detection. A short time after this interview, Robledo traveled to Argentina where he remained for more than six years.  

The examination of Robledo’s computer revealed that it contained 655 photos and two videos depicting the sexual abuse of children. This material was found in folders and subfolders that were organized alphabetically by either the name of the content or the apparent name of the individual depicted. Robledo downloaded this child sexual abuse material during the period from February 2016 through April 2017 in Jacksonville.   

This case was investigated by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, the Jacksonville Beach Police Department, United States Customs and Border Protection, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Jacksonville and Miami, with assistance from the State Attorney’s Office in Jacksonville. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney D. Rodney Brown.

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 the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, 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

Updated June 20, 2024

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