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Former Florida Keys Resident Detained Pending Trial for Distributing Child Pornography

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

MIAMI – On Jan. 16, Eric Edward Cadogan, a/k/a “livelife4fun69,” 39, of La Crosse, Wisconsin, formerly of Marathon, Florida, was arraigned and ordered detained pending trial by U.S. Magistrate Judge Lurana S. Snow, in Key West, Florida on an indictment charging him with distributing child pornography.

According to allegations in the indictment and previously filed criminal complaint, and presented during court hearings, Cadogan uploaded and distributed child pornography using a social media messaging platform.  Cadogan also offered to sell child pornography and said he had “100 of videos n pictures.” In messages with an online undercover agent, Cadogan indicated he had engaged in sexually explicit conduct with minor children.

This case is set for trial during the two-week period commencing Feb. 20, 2024. If convicted of the charge contained in the federal indictment, Cadogan faces a mandatory minimum term of 5 years in prison, up to twenty years in prison.

U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe for the Southern District of Florida and Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey B. Veltri of the FBI, Miami Field Office, announced the charges.

FBI Miami Key West Resident Agency investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Katherine W. Guthrie is handling the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC), a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, PSC marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about the PSC initiative and for information regarding Internet safety, please visit

Anyone with information regarding suspected child abuse (to include physical and sexual abuse) is encouraged to call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or visit

A criminal complaint and an indictment contain allegations.  All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at or at under case number 23-mj-05020 and 23-CR-10017.



Public Affairs Unit

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Southern District of Florida

Updated January 18, 2024

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