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Northern District of Florida

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tallahassee Man Sentenced to 30 Years For Production of Child Pornography

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Jonathan Harry Lee Williams of Tallahassee, Florida, was sentenced to 30 years in prison by United States District Judge Mark E. Walker for using a minor to produce child pornography and for possessing child pornography.  The sentence was announced by Pamela C. Marsh, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

Williams, formerly a 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 officers seized Williams’s smart phones, which contained child pornography.  Williams, who pled guilty in February 2015, admitted to taking sexually explicit photos of two children and uploading 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 and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jason Beaton.

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 May 28, 2015