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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 21, 2014

Jacksonville Man Sentenced To Ten Years In Federal Prison For Receiving Child Pornography Over The Internet

Jacksonville, Florida – U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan today sentenced Daniel Robert Gardner (21, Jacksonville) to 10 years in federal prison for receiving child pornography over the Internet. The Court also ordered him to serve a 10-year term of supervision and to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.  Gardner pleaded guilty on July 28, 2014. 

According to court documents, forensic analyses of Gardner’s computer yielded approximately 2,000 images and 56 videos depicting child pornography. Law enforcement officers also recovered evidence that Gardner had shared his collection of child pornography and had chatted about the images with others. 

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kelly S. Karase.

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.projectsafechildhood.gov. For more information about internet safety education, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov and click on the tab "other resources."

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Updated January 26, 2015