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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Jacksonville Woman Sentenced To 40 Years For Producing Sexual Abuse Videos Involving A Child

Jacksonville, Florida – U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan has sentenced Christine Alyce Slayman (28, Jacksonville) to 40 years in federal prison for producing child pornography. Slayman was ordered to serve a life term of supervision, following her release from prison. She had pleaded guilty to two counts of producing child pornography on August 30, 2018.

According to court documents, over a several month period in 2015, Slayman sexually abused a 6-year-old child in King William, Virginia. She recorded the abuse using her cellphone. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office found the videos in Slayman’s Jacksonville home, after receiving a tip. Slayman had filmed herself engaged in sexual activity with the child, which included Slayman directing the child to engage in sex acts. Federal agents located 18 different video files of Slayman sexually abusing the child.

“While today’s sentencing marks an end to the investigation and prosecution of this criminal, it is important to remember that a child will carry the scars of this crime for their lifetime,” said HSI Tampa Special Agent in Charge James C. Spero.

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 Attorneys Kelly S. Karase and Ashley Washington.

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 February 7, 2019