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Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 9, 2018

Putnam County Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Charge Of Accessing Child Pornography Over The Internet

Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces today that Jack Edward Armey (69, Interlachen) has pleaded guilty to accessing videos depicting child pornography using the internet. Armey faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison, and a potential life term of supervised release. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

According to court documents, on September 8, 2016, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Armey’s home, in connection with an undercover internet investigation during which an FBI analyst had downloaded videos of child pornography that were being shared by a computer traced to Armey’s residence. During an interview, Armey admitted that he had accessed and viewed videos depicting child pornography, that he had used certain terms to search for child pornography, and that he was specifically attracted to 12 to 14-year-old girls, but knew that viewing such material is illegal.     

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 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 November 9, 2018