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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Seminole County Man Sentenced For Receipt Of Child Pornography

Orlando, Florida – United States District Judge Ann C. Conway has sentenced Edward Adams (57, Sanford) to 11 years and 3 months in federal prison for receipt of child pornography. He was also ordered to serve a life term of supervision following his release from prison. Adams pleaded guilty on January 28, 2015.

According to the plea agreement, in September 2014, an FBI task force officer conducted an investigation involving child pornography being shared online. The officer downloaded images depicting child pornography from a computer that was later traced to Adams. On November 10, 2014, a federal search warrant was executed at Adams’s residence and his laptop computer was seized. The forensic analyses of the computer revealed images and movies depicting child pornography. During an interview with agents, Adams admitted that he had downloaded and possessed child pornography, and that he had sexually molested a minor in 1978.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Ilianys Rivera Miranda.

This 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 June 19, 2015