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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Orange Park Man Arrested And Charged With Offering Child Sex Abuse Images For Sale Over The Internet

Jacksonville, Florida – Antony Eugene Woody (31, Orange Park) has been arrested and charged by federal criminal complaint with advertising child pornography for sale using the internet. If convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years, and up to 30 years, in federal prison. Woody is currently detained pending a detention hearing scheduled for September 13, 2019.

According to the complaint, in February 2019, the FBI in Boston received information that an individual there was using a particular social media application to distribute child pornography online. That individual was arrested, and agents identified another user, “imsoofreakyy,” who was offering child pornography for sale on the internet. Meanwhile, in Florida, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) had learned from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that the same user (“imsoofreakyy)” was using an email address to advertise for the sale images of children being sexually assaulted. Through further investigation, CCSO detectives identified this individual as Antony Eugene Woody.

On March 22, 2019, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Woody’s residence. Woody was later located at a local supermarket. During an interview, Woody admitted that he had obtained images of child pornography from the internet, labeled these images with titles, prices, and his contact information, and then re-posted them using a social media app. He also admitted that online consumers responded to his advertisements intending to buy the images, and that he had received money for these sales using Venmo or CashApp. He further admitted that he had defrauded those individuals by refusing to send them the purchased image collections. A search of Woody’s cellphone revealed at least one video depicting the sexual abuse of a young child.       

This case was investigated by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, the Westbrook (Maine) Police Department, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Boston and Jacksonville, with assistance from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 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 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.

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Updated September 11, 2019