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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Florida

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tallahassee Man Pleads Guilty to Production of Child Pornography

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Jonathan Harry Lee Williams of Tallahassee, Florida, pled guilty today to using a minor to produce child pornography and to possessing child pornography.  The plea was announced by Pamela C. Marsh, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

Williams, the former registrar at Ruediger Elementary School, was arrested on December 11, 2014, after FBI agents executed a search warrant at his home.  During the search, law enforcement seized Williams’s smart phones, which contained child pornography.

Today in court, Williams admitted that he had used his smart phone to take sexually explicit photos of two children at his home between the summer and fall of 2014.  Williams uploaded the images to a “photo hosting” website.  Williams also admitted that he had been downloading nude photographs of children from the internet for the past ten years.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jason Beaton.  Sentencing is scheduled for May 15, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. in Tallahassee before United States District Judge Mark E. Walker.

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.  The office strives to protect and serve the citizens of the Northern District of Florida through the ethical, vigorous, and impartial enforcement of the laws of the United States, to defend the national security, to improve the safety and quality of life in our communities through the protection of civil rights, and to protect the public funds and financial assets of the United States.  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

Updated February 25, 2015