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Former Florida Keys Resident Pled Guilty to Distributing Child Pornography

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

MIAMI – On March 12, Eric Edward Cadogan, a/k/a “livelife4fun69,” 39, of La Crosse, Wisconsin, formerly of Marathon, Florida, pled guilty to distributing child pornography before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lurana S. Snow.

According to the factual proffer in support of the plea and information presented in court, 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.

A sentencing hearing has yet to be scheduled before U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore.  Cadogan faces a mandatory minimum term of 5 years in prison, and up to twenty years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

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 guilty plea.

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

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-CR-10017.



Public Affairs Unit

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Southern District of Florida

Updated March 18, 2024

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