Palm Beach County Resident Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Attempting to Receive Child Pornography
Daniel Tyler Morgan, 30, of Jupiter, Florida, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Robin Rosenberg to 60 months in prison, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release for attempting to receive sexually explicit images of a child. Previously, on October 12, 2016, Morgan pled guilty to one count of attempting to receive sexually explicit images of a child.
Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Mark Selby, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI), and Chief John Bolduc, Port St. Lucie Police Department, made the announcement.
According to the court record, Morgan was a history teacher at St. Lucie West Centennial High School in Port St. Lucie, Florida, when he began communicating over the internet with a minor student whom he had taught the previous year. Over a period of three months, Morgan cultivated an increasingly personal online relationship with the student. Morgan began soliciting sexually explicit photographs from the minor and sent the student a sexually explicit image of himself. Morgan also encouraged the minor to join him in smoking marijuana. Morgan is no longer employed as a teacher with the school district.
Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of ICE-HSI and the Port St. Lucie Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan Butler and Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Funk.
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.