Cruise Ship Employee Sentenced to 188 Months in Prison for Distribution of Child Sexual Abuse Material
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida
MIAMI – Angelo Victor Fernandes, a 34-year-old cruise ship employee from Goa, India, was sentenced in federal district court to 188 months in prison for distributing child sexual abuse material.
Between January 16 and April 30, 2022, Fernandes sent 13 child pornography videos through an instant messaging application to Daniel Scott Crow. Fernandes also communicated with Crow about arranging for Crow to travel to engage in sexual activity with minor children. During a separate communication with an unidentified person, Fernandes talked about sexual abuse of minor children and his ability to obtain children for sex.
Crow pled guilty to one count of enticement of a minor and one count of production of child pornography in case number 22-cr-14035. He was sentenced on December 12, 2022, to 30 years in prison.
United States Attorney Markenzy Lapointe for the Southern District of Florida and acting Special Agent in Charge Michael E. Buckley, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Miami, announced the sentence.
HSI Fort Pierce Office investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Hudock prosecuted it.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
If you have information regarding this case, or you believe you or a family member may have been a victim, please contact the HSI tip line at 1-866-347-2423.
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 at http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov under case number 22-cr-14046.
Public Affairs Unit
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Florida
Updated March 23, 2023
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