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Tallahassee Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison for Receipt of Child Pornography

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

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Antonio Fuguet, 36, of Tallahassee, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for receipt of child pornography, after pleading guilty on January 5. The sentence was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.

 

In October 2015, law enforcement officers discovered child pornography files online through a peer-to-peer network that were traced to Fuguet’s residence. A forensic examination of Fuguet’s laptop computers revealed child pornography videos and more than 230 images, many of which involved children under the age of 12.

 

U.S. Attorney Canova said: “Protecting our children from exploitation is a top priority of my office and the Department of Justice. I commend the hard work of our prosecutors and law enforcement professionals who protect our communities and bring child predators to justice.”

 

“These children are re-victimized every time one of these horrendous images is shared over the Internet, and now this criminal will be held accountable,” said Susan L. McCormick, Special Agent in Charge of HSI Tampa. “This sentencing, and the hard work of our HSI special agents with our Leon County Sheriff’s Office partners, has made our communities safer today.”

 

The case was investigated by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Gary Milligan.

 

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.

 

For more information, contact:

Amy Alexander, Public Information Officer

amy.alexander@usdoj.gov

Updated April 14, 2017

Topic
Project Safe Childhood