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

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Lehigh Acres Man Sentenced To 30 Years For Production Of Child Pornography

Fort Myers, Florida – U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell has sentenced William Lee (38, Lehigh Acres) to 30 years in federal prison for producing child pornography. The Court also ordered him to forfeit his cellphone, which was used to commit the offense. 


Lee pleaded guilty on June 14, 2017.


According to court documents, Lee produced a video recording of himself engaged in sexually explicit conduct with a minor. On September 16, 2016, deputies responded to the victim’s residence in Lehigh Acres and made contact with the girl and her mother. The child’s mother provided Lee’s deactivated phone to the deputies.   


Pursuant to a search warrant, a subsequent forensic examination of Lee’s deactivated phone revealed two videos, produced on December 23, 2015, and August 30, 2016, that captured Lee engaging in sexual explicit conduct with the girl.


This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Yolande G. Viacava.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated October 3, 2017