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Orlando Man Sentenced To More Than Six Years In Federal Prison For Possessing Child Sexual Abuse Material

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

Orlando, FL – U.S. District Judge Carlos Mendoza has sentenced Charles Bernard Long (44, Orlando) to six years and six months in federal prison for possession of child sexual abuse material. The court also ordered Long to forfeit a laptop computer which was used during the commission of the offense. Long entered a guilty plea on January 26, 2024.

According to court documents, on May 20 and June 1, 2023, investigators used a file-sharing program to download multiple files of child sexual abuse material from a particular device traced to Long. During a subsequent interview with FBI agents, Long admitted that he had been using the online file-sharing program for the past year to collect child sexual abuse material. Long advised the agents that he had viewed the images and videos because he was curious.

Multiple digital devices were removed from Long’s home and were analyzed. Specifically, Long’s laptop computer contained approximately 22 images and 238 videos depicting child sexual abuse material. Much of the material had been deleted but was recovered using a forensic tool.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Rachel S. Lyons.

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

Updated June 7, 2024

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