Lady Lake Man Indicted For Producing Child Pornography
Ocala, Florida – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the return of an indictment charging Brian Alan Jones (36, Lady Lake) with producing child pornography. If convicted, Jones faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 15 years, and up to 30 years, in federal prison.
According to court documents, Jones produced sexually explicit images of a minor. Jones took photographs of the victim’s genitalia on his cellphone and sent them to an undercover officer who was posing as a pedophile.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has violated one or more of the federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael P. Felicetta.
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.