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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 1, 2018

Boynton Beach Resident Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for Producing and Possessing Child Pornography

           On September 28, 2018, a Boynton Beach resident was sentenced to 27 years in prison after having been convicted at trial of producing and possessing child pornography.

           Ariana Fajardo Orshan, 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 by a trial jury in July 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).  U.S. District Court Judge Robin L. Rosenberg sentenced Findley to 324 months in prison, to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release.  Judge Rosenberg also ordered Findley to register as a sex offender.  

            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.

            U.S. Attorney Fajardo Orshan commended the investigation efforts of the FBI and the Boynton Beach Police Department in this matter.  Mrs. Fajardo Orshan thanked Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg for the 15th Judicial Circuit and his staff for their assistance.  This case was 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 October 1, 2018