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Navy Sailor Indicted For Attempting To Entice And Meet A Minor Child To Engage In Sexual Activity

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

Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the return of an indictment charging Michael Buck Brockway (39, Jacksonville) with using the internet and his cellphone from July 17 through July 28, 2023, to attempt to entice a minor child to engage in sexual activity. If convicted, Brockway faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 10 years, up to life, in federal prison, and a potential life term of supervised release. Brockway was arrested on July 28, 2023, in Jacksonville, on related state charges. He was arraigned in federal court on November 2, 2023, and ordered detained pending trial.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.          

This case was investigated by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 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 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 child victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

Updated November 3, 2023

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