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Former Teacher Pleads Guilty To Receipt Of Child Pornography

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

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Mark Robert Clow, 54, of Tallahassee, Florida, pled guilty to receiving material constituting child pornography. The plea was announced by Jason R. Coody, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

Between June 2017, and September 2021, Clow distributed, received, and possessed material containing child pornography. The pornographic material found in Clow’s possession involved a minor under the age of 12.

Sentencing in this case is set for July 8, 2022, at 1:30 p.m., at the United States Courthouse in Tallahassee before the Honorable United States Chief District Judge Mark E. Walker. Clow faces 20 years in prison, with a minimum mandatory sentence of 5 years in prison, followed by a term of 5 years to life of supervised release following his prison sentence. 

The case resulted from an investigation by the Homeland Security Investigations and the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Meredith L. Steer.

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Updated April 22, 2022