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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Hollywood Resident Sentenced to 55 Years in Federal Prison for Producing and Possessing Child Pornography

Colin McLean, 29, of Hollywood, Florida was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William P. Dimitrouleas to fifty-five years in federal prison for producing child pornography of an infant and 7 year old child, and possessing child pornography. 

U.S. Attorney Ariana Fajardo Orshan for the Southern District of Florida, Special Agent in Charge George L. Piro of the FBI’s Miami Field Office, and ­Chief ­­­­­­­­­­­­Chris O’Brien of the Hollywood Police Department made the announcement.

McLean previously pled guilty to an indictment which charged him with two counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

According to court records, in January of 2018 and continuing through January 2019, McLean sexually abused an infant and 7 year old child.  McLean recorded the abuse by taking photos and videos, which he saved on his cell phone.  In addition to those images and videos, law enforcement recovered images and videos of other child pornography on McLean’s cell phone.

The FBI Miami’s Child Exploitation Task Force investigated this case in partnership with the Hollywood Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jodi L. Anton.

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.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Updated November 19, 2019