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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ocoee Man Found Guilty Of Using Toddler To Produce Child Pornography

Orlando, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that a federal jury today found Timothy Michael Sedlak (42, Ocoee) guilty of two counts of using a minor to produce child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. He faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison on each production count and up to 10 years’ imprisonment on the possession count. The sentencing hearing has not yet been set.  Sedlak was indicted on December 9, 2015.

According to evidence presented at trial, on two occasions, Sedlak took photographs of himself sexually abusing a small child.  The first incident took place in September 2009, when the victim was a year old, and the second incident took place in April 2011, when the child was three.  The images of Sedlak abusing the child were discovered when United States Secret Service agents executed a search warrant on Sedlak’s home as part of an unrelated computer intrusion investigation.  In addition to the images of the victim, agents discovered hundreds of images of child pornography on Sedlak’s computers that had been downloaded from the Internet.

This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Vincent S. Chiu.

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated May 26, 2016