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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Boynton Beach Resident Convicted of Producing and Possessing Child Pornography

Yesterday, a West Palm Beach federal jury convicted a Boynton Beach resident of producing and possessing child pornography.

Benjamin G. Greenberg, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, David Aronberg, State Attorney for Palm Beach County, Robert F. Lasky, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI), Miami Field Office, and Michael Gregory, Chief, Boynton Beach Police Department, made the announcement.

Tommy R. Findley, 56, of Boynton Beach, Florida, was convicted at trial of one count of production of child pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2251(a) and (e), and one count of possession of child pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252(a)(4)(B).  The defendant is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Robin L. Rosenberg on October 3, 2018 at 10 a.m.  At sentencing, the defendant faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a combined statutory maximum sentence of 40 years in prison.  

            According to evidence and testimony presented at trial, while executing a search warrant at Findley’s residence, the Boynton Beach Police Department uncovered images and videos of child pornography.  Located under Findley’s waterbed mattress and in a compartment of the trunk of his SUV, were concealed digital devices.  These devices contained sexually explicit images and videos that Findley produced of a 16 year old.

Mr. Greenberg commended the investigation efforts of the FBI and the Boynton Beach Police Department in this matter.  Mr. Greenberg thanked Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg for the 15th Judicial Circuit and his staff for their assistance.  This case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Justin Hoover and Assistant United States Attorney Gregory Schiller.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov

Updated July 27, 2018