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Former Florida Keys Resident Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Distributing Child Pornography

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

MIAMI –Yesterday, Eric Edward Cadogan, a/k/a “livelife4fun69,” 39, of La Crosse, Wis., formerly of Marathon, Fla., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore to 240 months in federal prison, to be followed by a lifetime of supervised release, after previously pleading guilty to distributing child pornography.

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.

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 sentence.

FBI Miami Key West Resident Agency investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Katherine W. Guthrie prosecuted 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 June 26, 2024

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