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Naples Man Sentenced To 10 Years For Receiving And Distributing Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Fort Myers, Florida – Senior U.S. District Judge John E. Steele today sentenced Sean F. Desa (29, Naples) to 10 years in federal prison for receiving and distributing child pornography. The Court also ordered him to serve a life term of supervision and to register as a sex offender following his release from prison. He pleaded guilty on September 14, 2015.

According to court documents, Desa used an Internet file sharing program to receive and distribute child pornography. After a search warrant was executed at his residence, Desa was found to be in possession of hundreds of child pornography videos and images, including some depicting children in bondage. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Chief Assistant United States Attorney Jesus M. Casas.

It is another case 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, 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  

Updated December 8, 2015

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