Long Island Man Sentenced To More Than 9 Years On Federal Child Pornography Charges
Orlando, Florida - U.S. District Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell yesterday sentenced Andrew Beasley (30, Patchogue, NY) to 9 years and 7 months in federal prison for receiving and possessing child pornography. He is also required to register as a sex offender and serve a 10-year term of supervision, following his release from prison. The court also ordered Beasley to forfeit his computer equipment. He pleaded guilty on January 29, 2013.
According to court documents, Beasley used a Peer to Peer directory to download images and movies of children being sexually abused and exploited. Law enforcement officers conducted a forensic examination of his computers and hard drives and found that Beasley amassed more than 6,400 images and 265 videos depicting children being sexually abused and exploited. Some of these images also contained bestiality and bondage.
This case was investigated by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). It was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Myrna Amelia Mesa.
This is another 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 (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.usdoj.gov/psc for more information about internet safety education.