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Nokomis Man Sentenced To More Than 27 Years In Federal Prison For Child Exploitation Offenses

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

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Thomas P. Barber has sentenced Robert Boehme (64, Nokomis) to 27 years and 3 months in federal prison for receiving and possessing materials depicting the sexual exploitation of children. Boehme was also ordered to serve a 10-year term of supervised release and to register as a sex offender.

Boehme had pleaded guilty on December 7, 2020.

According to court documents, FBI agents detected several online requests to download child exploitation material over the internet and traced these requests to Boehme’s residence. When agents executed a federal search warrant at Boehme’s home, they caught Boehme as he was actively downloading child exploitation material over the internet. A forensic examination of Boehme’s computer revealed that he had amassed a collection of tens of thousands of images and videos depicting the sexual abuse of children.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Colin McDonell and Frank Murray.

This 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 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.justice.gov/psc.

Updated May 13, 2021

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Project Safe Childhood