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Winter Garden Man Sentenced To 40 Years In Federal Prison For Production And Receipt Of Child Sex Abuse Material

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

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Carlos E. Mendoza has sentenced Michael Remaley (22, Winter Garden) to 40 years in federal prison for the production and receipt of child sex abuse material. Remaley had pleaded guilty on July 18, 2023.

According to court documents, over the course of a two-week span, Remaley used the application Snapchat to entice a 14-year-old girl to send him sexually explicit videos of herself. Remaley also shared with a second Snapchat user several media files depicting child sex abuse material, including a video of a female child between the ages of five and eight years old being sexually abused.

“Removing predators like Remaley from society and away from victimizing young children will always be a focus of our HSI special agents,” said HSI Orlando Assistant Special Agent in Charge David Pezzutti. “This significant sentence is a testament to our partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida. Together, we’ll continue to protect our most vulnerable from becoming lifetime victims.”

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie A. McNeff.

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 Attorney’s 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

Updated October 18, 2023

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