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Middle District of Florida

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Sex Offender Sentenced To Fifteen Years For Child Pornography Offenses, Violating Supervised Release

Orlando, Florida – United States District Judge Paul G. Byron has sentenced Vincenzo (Vincent) G. Savarese (36, Melbourne) to 15 years in federal prison, for accessing with the intent to view child pornography and for violating the terms of his supervised release. The court also ordered Savarese to serve a lifetime of supervision following his release from prison.

Savarese pleaded guilty on October 5, 2018.

According to court documents, in 2009, Savarese was convicted in the United States District Court in Utah of possession of child pornography. Savarese was sentenced to 6 years and 6 months in federal prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release. On June 9, 2015, Savarese completed his prison term and returned to Brevard County, Florida, where he began his supervised release.   

On May 24, 2018, while on supervised release, Savarese accessed and attempted to access child pornography with the intent to view it, using a computer at a job placement business that was open to the public. Savarese stated that he had gone to the business several times a week and used the computers there to search for child pornography. Law enforcement officers searched the computer used by Savarese and located more than 85 searches for child pornography and 4 images depicting child pornography.

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. 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 Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

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Updated March 29, 2019