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Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Orange County Man Sentenced To Over 17 Years For Receipt And Possession Of Child Pornography

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron has sentenced Nathan P. Perez (35, Orange County) to 17 years and 6 months in federal prison, followed by a life term of supervised release, for receiving and possessing child pornography. He pleaded guilty on June 19, 2017

According to court documents, Perez had a large number of videos and images on his electronic devices depicting the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, many of whom were under the age of 12. Based on his criminal history and  additional evidence presented at the sentencing hearing, the Court determined that Perez poses a continued danger to the public, which was a factor mentioned by the Court in imposing yesterday’s sentence.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Chauncey A. Bratt.

 

The case was 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 (CEOS), 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.

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Updated September 21, 2017