Tallahassee Man Indicted for Federal Child Pornography Offenses
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Cody Daniel Davis, 23, of Tallahassee, was arraigned Friday in the U.S. District Court in Tallahassee after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging him with receipt, possession, and access with intent to view child pornography. The indictment was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
The indictment alleges that, between May 2016 and June 2017, Davis received and possessed child pornography. The trial is scheduled for February 12, 2018, at 8:15 a.m.
For the receipt charge, the minimum penalty is 5 years, and the maximum penalty is 20 years in prison. For the possession charge, the maximum penalty is 20 years in prison.
The case is being investigated by the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Christopher J. Thielemann.
An indictment is merely an allegation by a grand jury that a defendant has committed a violation of federal criminal law and is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Florida is one of 94 offices that serve as the nation’s principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General. To access public court documents online, please visit the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida website. For more information about the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Florida, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/fln/index.html.