Middleburg Man Sentenced To 33 Months In Federal Prison For Possessing Child Pornography
Jacksonville, Florida – United States District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan sentenced Daniel Richard Bakaley (23, Middleburg) to 33 months in federal prison for possessing images and videos of child pornography. Bakaley was also sentenced to a 10-year term of supervision and to register as a sex offender, following his incarceration. In addition, he was ordered to forfeit certain computer equipment traceable to the offense.
Bakaley pleaded guilty on October 17, 2013.
According to court documents, an undercover agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) determined that a particular computer was hosting images of child pornography using an Internet file sharing service. Further investigation traced the Internet Protocol (IP) address used by that computer back to Bakaley’s residence in Middleburg. A subsequent federal search warrant was executed at this residence. During an interview, Bakaley told agents about printed hard copy photos of child pornography hidden in a video game box in his bedroom that he had previously “found” in the printer connected to his desktop computer. The agents seized five computers and 22 printed images of child pornography from Bakaley’s residence. Subsequent forensic analysis revealed that three of the computers contained a total of 312 videos and 93 images depicting minor children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
This case was investigated by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney D. Rodney Brown.
It 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, 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.