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

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Indian River Man Sentenced On Internet Transportation Of Child Pornography

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Alysa D. Erichs, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI), Daniel V. Garcia, Chief, Phoenix Police Department, and Michelle Morris, Chief, Sebastian Police Department, announce that U.S. District Judge Donald L. Graham sentenced Alfred E. Daking Jr., 70, of Sebastian, Florida, to 180 months in prison, followed by a lifetime period of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.

According to court documents, Daking sent over 800 emails to a 13 year old boy from Phoenix, Arizona. Daking also attached child and adult pornography to some of the emails. During the Phoenix Police Department’s investigation, it was confirmed that the emails were sent from Daking’s residence located in Sebastian, Florida.

Upon execution of a federal search warrant at Daking’s residence, agents from HSI, the Sebastian Police Department and the Phoenix Police Department located a desk top computer. An on-sight forensic preview scan of the computer found approximately 20 images of child pornography. Daking admitted that the computer was his and that he exclusively used the computer. He identified his email address and admitted sending sexually suggestive emails to the minor in Phoenix, Arizona.

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of ICE-HSI, the Phoenix Police Department and the Sebastian Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Diana M. Acosta.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov.

Updated March 12, 2015