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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Sanford Man Sentenced To More Than 30 Years For Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Paul G. Byron has sentenced Andrew Goldberg (35, Sanford) to 30 years and 5 months in federal prison for attempting to entice minors to engage in sexual activity and distributing child pornography. As part of the sentence, the Court also ordered him to serve a life term of supervision following his release from prison. 

Goldberg pleaded guilty on October 30, 2017.

According to court documents, Goldberg was the administrator of two online social networking groups that he created to distribute child pornography. The groups had over 120 members. An FBI agent acting in an undercover capacity infiltrated the groups and met Goldberg online. During their communications, Goldberg arranged to have sex with the undercover agent’s fictitious daughters, ages 9 and 11, for his birthday. Goldberg planned to meet the undercover agent and the fictional children at a restaurant. When he arrived at the restaurant, agents arrested him. Goldberg was carrying condoms and a jar of vasoline. Subsequently, the agents located 84 videos of child pornography in Goldberg’s e-mail account and 405 images of child pornography on his smartphone. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Karen L. Gable. 

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 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 Internet safety education, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

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Updated February 1, 2018