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

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Nassau County Nurse Arrested And Charged With Receiving Child Pornography Over The Internet

Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that Ronald Eugene Mabrey, Jr. (34, Callahan) has been arrested and charged by a federal criminal complaint with receiving child pornography over the Internet. He faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 5 years, up to 20 years, in federal prison. A detention hearing is scheduled for July 30, 2015.

According to the criminal complaint, on July 28, 2015, FBI agents and other law enforcement officers executed a federal search warrant at Mabrey’s residence in Callahan. During an interview, Mabrey admitted to searching for, downloading, and viewing child pornography. He estimated that his computer would contain “a couple thousand” images and “approximately 500 videos” depicting child pornography. A forensic examination of Mabrey’s laptop revealed images depicting the sexual abuse of a prepubescent child that had been recently downloaded.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney D. Rodney Brown.

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

Project Safe Childhood
Updated July 30, 2015